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Autism in the News - 01.19.12

Georgian Courts M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis Addresses Growing Need (Lakewood, N.J.) Georgian Court Universitys new masters program in applied behavior analysis is succeeding in meeting the needs of students and families struggling with autism as well the school districts and other institutions that serve those with autism spectrum disorders. Read more.

Red Devils for Donegal Challenge (UK) United legends joined Irish actor and Boyzone member Keith Duffy to officially launch the annual Big Red Bike Ride challenge which will visit Donegal later this year for some very deserving charities. Read more.

Attitudes towards disabled more negative in past five years – report (Ireland) People in Ireland's attitudes towards those with a disability have become more negative in the last five years, according to new research out today. The National Disability Authority has said that attitudes have changed since they carried out a similar survey in 2006 which aims to provide evidence on the attitudes to disability among men and women in Ireland. Over 1,000 people were interviewed. Read more.

Fix to autism measure heads to full House (Times Dispatch) Children with autism could have treatments covered by insurance by the end of this year under a measure that a House of Delegates committee passed this morning. Read more.

Boxing in aid of Dubai Autism Center (Dubai) American kickboxer Bob ‘The Beast’ Sapp and UAE’s only professional boxer ‘Arabian Warrior’ Eisa Al Dah will be the main drawcards at the Dubai International Boxing Championship (DIBC) to be staged next month. Read more.

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