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Autism in the News - 03.08.12

Two Tragic Deaths and Why Autism Education Should Go Up to Age 25 (Care2)
Every day I think about what will happen to my child after I am gone. This is a frequent comment in a San Jose Mercury News story about Elizabeth Hodgins, who shot her 22-year-old autistic son, George, and then killed herself on Tuesday in their home in Sunnyvale, California. Read more.

Dr. Temple Grandin: Good Teachers Can Help Autism Students Soar (Tulsa, Okla.)
She didn't speak until she was 4 years old, and today she is a household name to ranchers, animal scientists, autism advocates and HBO audiences. Read more.

‘Wigglers welcomed' at Naperville concert for kids with autism (Daily Herald)
Scott McMarrow goes to church only every other Sunday. It isn't a lack of commitment to God that keeps him home. It's his unwavering devotion to a little girl named Tamara, his 11-year-old daughter who has autism. Read more.

‘Groundbreaking' ministry caters to families with autistic children (HometownLife.com)
Karen and Paul Schmid know what it's like to watch an autistic son struggle with sitting through a Mass and they wonder about other families who avoid church altogether, because it's just too hard. Read more.

'Mute' autistic man trapped in a world of silence stuns experts with his amazing singing voice (UK)
A man with autism that has rendered him almost mute is about to release an album after he was found to have perfect pitch and an amazing singing voice. Read more.