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Autism in the News - 03.21.12

Autistic child’s family raises money for service dog (Woodville, Miss.)
At 10-months-old, Carter Scott was hitting every developmental milestone with ease, his mother Cristy Carter said. He pointed to a lamp and mouthed his first word, “hot,” with perfect pronunciation. Read more.

Mouse Model Provides Clues to Autism (Psych Central)
Vanderbilt scientists report that a disruption in serotonin transmission in the brain may be a contributing factor for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other behavioral conditions. Read more.

Autistic children need help to flourish in schools (KTAR.com)
Children with autism need special support so they can flourish in traditional schools. Read more.

Local Church Builds Parent Community with ADHD and Autism Support Group (Eagan Patch)
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is building a community of learning and support across the metro area through a series of educational sessions entitled ADHD, Autism & Other Disabilities on the Spectrum. Read more.

Mother of autistic child forms organization to help other parents (Sun Sentinel)
When Kathy Gosselin's son Robert, 9, was diagnosed with autism, the Boynton Beach mother reached out for information on therapy groups and resources to help her through the tough transition. 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.