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Autism in the News - 02.08.12

2 more autism-friendly shows planned for Broadway (New York, N.Y.) Two more autism-friendly performances of Broadway musicals will be offered this spring and fall following the success last year of the first showing of a Broadway show specially altered for those diagnosed with the disorder. Read more.
Autistic Boy Left on Bus (MyFoxNY) Imagine you get a phone call that your first grader was left on the bus. That is exactly what happened to one mother in Carle Place, Long Island. The mother says a guardian angel was looking out for her son. Read more.
Gwinnett woman charged with stealing thousands from autism group (AJC) A 47-year-old Lawrenceville woman who previously headed a statewide autism support group has been arrested and charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the organization, Channel 2 Action News reported. Read more.
Autism. What Are the Odds? (Huffington Post) In 1990, 1 in 10,000 children was affected by autism. Today, it is 1 in every 110. That's a 600 percent increase in just two decades! Read more.
Funeral services for Stephon Watts to be Saturday (Calumet City, Ind.) Funeral services have been scheduled for Saturday for a 15-year-old boy whom police shot and killed in his Calumet City home last week. Read more.
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