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May 31, 2014

Rockville, MD (May 31, 2014) -- The Montgomery County Police Department and Autism Speaks partnered  together to host the second annual “Autism Night Out” Friday night at the  Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Rockville, Maryland.

Pica, the repeated eating of non-food items, is the eating disorder most often displayed by children with autism. In published literature, the most common definition of pica is the placing of non-edible items past the plane of the lips. For example, a child may eat food from a garbage can or bite off a piece of a toy plastic car and swallow it quickly.

May 21, 2014

Date: May 21, 2014 -

A story for Fox NY looks at the challenges faced by parents trying to keep their kids with autism safe in New York City schools. Lynn Decker, the mother of two children with autism, describes her fights to get aides and other supports in schools.

May 15, 2014

On May 6, 2014, families, professionals, and educators gathered together at the inaugural “Parent to Parent Town Hall Meeting” sponsored by Autism Speaks and held at Wood Oaks Jr. High School in Northbrook, Illinois.