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By Ann Gibbons, Executive director, National Capital Area chapter

On Friday evening, May 3rd, over 200 women and men gathered for a screening of the movie "Colored My Mind" and panel discussion on “Meeting the Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Prince George's County.”  Three organizations—The Links of Prince George’s County, Colored My Mind, Inc., and Autism Speaks—presented the program at Prince George’s Community College.

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We teamed up with AT&T to crowdsource the most empowering and helpful app ideas from the people who know autism best: you, the autism community. With the votes counted and 12 winning app ideas selected, we’re now challenging developers to turn those apps into a reality at a Hacking Autism Hackathon during Autism Awareness Month.

This blog post is by John Elder Robison and was originally posted on Psychology Today.

One of the first presentations at today’s IACC meeting explained the recent NCHS survey that found a 1 in 50 prevalence of autism in American school children. Stephen Blumberg from CDC and Michael Kogan from HRSA presented their findings and answered questions.