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Autism in the News - 03.22.12

Growing Up Autistic in South Brunswick (South Brunswick Patch)
Joseph Ahern is just like any other typical 9-year-old kid in South Brunswick. He likes to play with toy cars, ride his bike, and he loves the New York Giants. But Joseph faces a daily struggle with tasks and the development of skills that so many take for granted. Joseph has autism spectrum disorder, which affects one in every 110 children in the U.S. Read more.

Spread Autism Awareness With a Blue Hair Extension (Matawan-Arberdeen Patch)
Get a hair extension and “go blue” to spread awareness about autism while making a difference in the life of a child with special needs at Salon Bella Donna in Old Bridge. Read more.

When you meet the parent of an autistic child (Telegram)
Life as a stay-at-home mom to three young boys was challenging enough, but in December 2009 my whole world changed: my middle son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Almost two years later, it changed again when my youngest son was also diagnosed with autism. For our family, it's become a balancing act: we celebrate the joyous successes of all of our children while we work through all of the challenges brought about by their disorder. Read more.

Brookwood Student Shines Light on Autism (Snellville Patch)
When it was time to choose a team project for Junior Achievement, Jordan Randles and his group went through a slew of items. Read more.

ShopRite Pitches in for Autism Awareness Campaign (Millburn-Shorthills Patch)
Beginning March 25, the Brookdale ShopRite store will be selling “Light It Up Blue” t-shirts for $10, as well as autism “puzzle pieces” for a donation of $1 or $5. All proceeds will go directly to Autism Speaks. 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.