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Autism in the News - 02.10.12

Autism experts to gather at USC symposium ( USC faculty and community experts are slated to convene on March 9 at the USC Occupational Science Symposium to share research and perspectives on autism and autism spectrum disorders with an audience of university colleagues and students, health professionals and public advocates. Read more.

Gymnastics Host Autism Awareness Meet  (East Lansing, Mich.) The Michigan State Gymnastics team will finish its three-meet home stance when it hosts Pittsburgh on Saturday (Feb. 11) at 7 p.m. The second annual Autism Awareness Meet will feature a demonstration of special needs gymnasts and an appearance by Olympic and World Champion gymnast Alicia Sacramone. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with autograph signing beginning at 5:30 and the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Read more.

Extremely Loud and Autism (Awards Daily) No one seems really able of going near Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Now that the nominations have come out, and it got a surprise Best Picture nomination, it’s worth taking a closer look at the movie. Read more.

Oklahoma City teachers work to transition autistic students to regular classrooms (News OK) A boy sat in his chair, coloring in different shades of blue. “Hey,” he said to no one in particular. “Hey. Hey.” Read more.

Organist with autism speaks through his music (St. Louis, Mo.) David Kuhns has trouble finding words; he hesitates as he speaks. His attention span is short, his gaze drifts and he tends to wander away from the conversations of others after a few minutes. Read more.

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