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Autism in the News - 02.02.12

Pa. university program helps autistic students (Erie, Penn.) Nick Pusateri drapes himself across a couch in a bunker-like room in the basement of his apartment building at Mercyhurst University in Erie. Read more.

Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder (Chicago, Ill.) A 15-year-old boy who suffered from an autism disorder was shot and killed by police in his Calumet City home after he threatened officers and cut one of them with a knife, police and the boy's family said. Read more.

'I Heart Autism: The New York Miracle Book Tour' (New York, N.Y.) The Miracle Project, a theater arts program for children with autism, announces the "I Heart Autism: The New York Miracle Book Tour" kicks off with a fundraiser and book signing on Tuesday, February 7 at Barnes & Noble in New York City. Read more.

Sheringham teenager prepares for birthday skydive (UK) A Sheringham teenager is set to celebrate her 16th birthday by throwing herself out of a plane for a good cause. Read more.

Cuts sought in schooling costs (UK) County Hall is looking at ways of cutting the £10.8 million it spends educating children with special educational needs outside Leicestershire. Read more.

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