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Autism In The News - 01.13.2012

Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Below The Line) Once he read the book and script for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, it was “very simple” for Academy-Award nominated director Stephen Daldry to immediately say yes to directing the film for producer Scott Rudin, who he had worked with on The Hours. Read More.

Autism on the increase according to conference (RTE News Ireland) An international conference on autism which is taking place in Galway has heard that the condition is on the increase. Read More.

Casino Night benefit goes 'All in for Autism' (Orange County Register) Tickets are available at $50 each for “Casino Night – All in for Autism,” a Jan. 21 benefit for Hope 4 Hanna, a local nonprofit that helps children with autism and families affected by autism. Read More.

7-Year-Old Vermont Girl Dies After Flu Vaccine. ( It’s a parents worse nightmare to have your child to have a child injured or die from a vaccination. It’s one of those situation where you want a do over. If you could just go back in time. Read More.

Rapid Growth in US Inpatient Autism Units (Medscape News) Over the last decade, the United States has seen a rapid rise in the number of specialized inpatient psychiatric care units set up exclusively to serve children with developmental disorders, particularly autism, results of a survey suggest. Read More.

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