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Autism in the News - 03.16.12

Reading Club | ‘Navigating Love and Autism’ (New York Times)
On Dec. 26, 2011, the front page of The New York Times featured an extraordinary article. Part of a series by Amy Harmon chronicling the coming of age of a generation of autistic youths, the article, “Navigating Love and Autism,” told the story of Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, a young couple with Asperger’s syndrome. Read More.

Autism coverage bill: Family has spent $10,000 annually out-of-pocket (MLive)
VANDERCOOK LAKE -- Autism coverage legislation that passed the Michigan Senate this week would help families like hers deal with large medical bills, the mother of two sons with autism said. Read More.

Pre- and Postnatal Immune Dysfunction May Influence Autism Risk (Medscape.com)
March 16, 2012 (Prague, Czech Republic) — Immune dysfunction during pregnancy and after birth may play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Read More.

Autistic child, 12, accused of theft (Arizona Daily Star)
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Police this week arrested a boy with autism on shoplifting charges after they say he walked out of a Boynton Beach Mall store with a greeting card in his hand. Read More.

Camel's milk: The cure-all that cures autism, too? (Scienceblogs.com)
The Autism File bills itself as a magazine dealing with all aspects of autism. In reality, it's basically a crank magazine dedicated to autism biomedical quackery plus a generous helping of antivaccine fear mongering. 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.