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March 2012

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.

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community.

Newman revises autism-training bill (Richmond, Va.)
Teacher aides and others who work with autistic students could receive special training after the state Senate approved a rewritten bill Tuesday. Read more.


“Fun and positivity.”

That was the mantra for the Nichole337 project. We wanted to help raise autism awareness and I wanted to do something nice for a person that I admired greatly for her passion for doing what she liked to do while not letting the cyber-bullies get to her.

W.Va. autism insurance "fix" gets 11th-hour review (Charleston, W. Va.)
Legislation meant to fix West Virginia's new law requiring autism insurance coverage is getting a last-minute financial analysis. Read more.