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Autism in the News - 03.09.12

Parents of autistic children speak out on Sunnyvale murder-suicide (Mercury News)
Taking care of autistic children is hard enough, but caring for them when they grow up can test a parent's resolve like nothing else. Read more.

"Anti-Bullying Strategies for Teens With Autism" to Be Presented at The Help Group by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
Bullying is an issue of great concern for parents and educators across the country. Young people with developmental challenges are particularly vulnerable to bullying by their peers. Read more.

Autism Coverage Bills Clear Mich. Senate Committee (Lansing, Mich.)
The Michigan Senate soon could vote on bills aimed at requiring insurance companies to cover some types of treatment for autism. Read more.

Professional Development Leaders Partner to Provide Online Behavior Management Training for Teachers (Chron.com)
School Improvement Network and Autism Training Solutions (ATS) announce a partnership that will deliver much needed, quality professional development to teachers struggling to manage disruptive classroom behavior. Read more.

Autistic Man Who Barely Speaks Records Charity Album (UK)
A Cornish man who has barely able to say more than a few words his whole life is releasing an album. Twenty-five year old Kyle Coleman from Gwithian suffers from a severe form of autism. 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.