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Autism in the News - 02.13.12

Autism therapy apps balloon, but therapeutic benefits remain to be proved (TechWorld) With one honk, the course of Shannon Des Roches Rosa's day abruptly changed. "It's my son," Rosa announced, as she quickly removed the microphone pinned to her shirt. "I've gotta run," she said, as she hurried out the door of her sprawling home. Her 11-year-old son, Leo, just home from school, must be met at the bus at the top of the driveway before coming indoors. Read more.

W.Va. autism advocates to visit Legislature (Charleston, W. Va.) Family members and advocates of West Virginia children with autism plan to gather at the Legislature to press lawmakers to back a proposed fix for the state's autism-coverage law. Read more.

Doctor's son inspires new autism facility (Daily Record) Dr. Paul Abend knows the difficulties faced by parents of autistic children. The father of a 13-year-old autistic son, he has experienced the lack of services firsthand. Read more.

Dave Rice Foundation fights autism (The Rebel Yell) Men’s basketball coach Dave Rice and his wife Mindy announced the start of the Dave Rice Foundation on Feb. 9. The foundation is a non-profit organization established to provide support and education for families affected by autism, as well as other developmental disorders. Read more.

Lynn schools’ autism program rates kudos (Lynn, Mass.) In Keri Lynch’s Pre-K class at the Shoemaker Elementary School kids play, laugh and occasionally refuse to do what their teacher asks just like any other class. But how they learn is vastly different. Read more.

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