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February 2012

Former Autism Society director charged in $60K theft (Atlanta Business Chronicle) The former executive director of the Autism Society of America’s Greater Georgia Chapter is charged with taking more than $60,000 from the organization, reports the Gwinnett Daily Post. Read more.

2 more autism-friendly shows planned for Broadway (New York, N.Y.) Two more autism-friendly performances of Broadway musicals will be offered this spring and fall following the success last year of the first showing of a Broadway show specially altered for those diagnosed with the disorder. Read more.
 

3-D technology helps autistic kids learn to read (Orlando Sentinel) A menagerie of virtual 3-D animals that swim, eat bugs and fly are building crucial reading skills in autistic children at Audubon Park Elementary in Orlando. Read more.

January got everyone off and running quickly as we ramped up several new programs and initiatives for 2012 and literally hit the ground running. In late January, the New York Times broke a story about the proposed DSM-5 change that triggered an avalanche of discussion, concern and more. To get the latest, catch up on Autism Speaks DSM-5 policy statement and FAQ. Enjoy this month’s impact highlights! Science