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Autism in the News - 01.26.12

Study finds early signs of autism in baby brains (FOX News) Children who develop autism already show signs of different brain responses in their first year of life, scientists said on Thursday in a study that may in the future help doctors diagnose the disorder earlier. Read more.

9th annual Flutie Bowl (Wicked Local) Richie La Montagne, a former U.S.B.F. Cruiser weight champion, chats with Doug Flutie (L to R) at the 9th annual Flutie Bowl on Monday, January 23. The event was held at Kings at Legacy Place to benefit the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism established by Doug Flutie and his wife Laurie to honor their son Doug, Jr. who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Read more.

Pounding the pavement calms runner with autism in Lake (Mount Dora, Fla.) When Kyle Krekeler showed up at the Mount Dora Christian Home and Bible School track in July to join a local running group, trainer Vickie Steuben encountered a problem. Read more.

My son had autism. Then he didn't. ( I'm trying to hold him, but he's squirming. The airport lounge is packed with people, and I can feel all eyes on me: the dad who cannot appease his toddler. Brandy sees me struggling, and comes up with a quick fix. She flips over the stroller. She places Jackson next to it. He begins to spin one of the wheels with his hand. He keeps spinning it. Over and over and over. He's completely absorbed. I look at Brandy quizzically. She shrugs. Read more.

Millville autism support group Puzzle Peace Moms announces 2012 meetings (Millville, N.J.) The only autism support group in the county announced meeting dates for 2012, held at the Mt. Pleasant Church social hall on 29 Pearl St. in Millville. Read more.

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