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Autism in the News - 03.07.12

Newman revises autism-training bill (Richmond, Va.)
Teacher aides and others who work with autistic students could receive special training after the state Senate approved a rewritten bill Tuesday. Read more.

Autism Mom and Advice Nurse Jennifer Walters Joins MyMedLab to Present MyAutismPath #Autism (Joplin, Mo.)
MyAutismPath includes an online questionnaire designed to allow parents to chose from a list of the most common symptoms of autism to create a customized test panel specifically for their child. When results are complete, parents choose a time to speak with MyAutismPath’s Advice Nurse, Jennifer Walters. Read more.

MMR doctor wins High Court appeal (BBC)
A doctor found guilty of serious professional misconduct over the MMR controversy has won his High Court appeal against being struck off. Read more.

Symposium Will Explore “Trends In Autism” April 20 In Edison (Edison, N.J.)
Children’s Specialized Hospital will present “Trends in Autism: Hear From the Experts,” the 26th Annual Autism Symposium, on Friday April 20 at the Pines Manor in Edison. Read more.

Appleton man denied new trial in 2007 shooting incident (Wausau, Wis.)
An Appleton man who told police he fired a rifle into two homes in 2007 but then argued his confession was unreliable because he has autism will not get a new trial, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. Read more.

Autism Speaks’ daily blog “Autism in the News” is a mix of top news stories of the day. Autism Speaks does not vet the stories and the views contained therein do not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks beliefs or point of view.