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Autism in the News - 02.15.12

Lindt Announces 2012 Autism Speaks Partnership Program (Stratham, N.H.) Premium Swiss chocolatier, Lindt, announces today it is once again partnering with Autism Speaks to raise funds and awareness for autism during the Easter season. Lindt will support the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization through donations from sales of the iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY. Read more. 

Eugene Hoskins Is His Name (Slate) “Eugene Hoskins is his name. He lives at Oxford, Miss., a University place of about three thousand people. He is well known about town for his eccentricities.” Thus begins the 1920 account of a 24-year-old black man whose constellation of neuropsychological symptoms—that is to say, his “eccentricities”—are now immediately recognizable as those of an autistic savant. Read more.

Three of Five CCC Spring Autism Talks at Blackwood Campus (Gloucester Township Patch) Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an average of one in 110 children in the United States has an ASD. Read more.

Els launches another benefit for autism (Los Angeles, Calif.) World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els announced that registration is now open for the Els for Autism Golf Challenge, the largest international charity-driven amateur golf tournament in history. Read more. 

Autism Speaks Informs and Prepares Walkers for April 21 Rose Bowl Fundraiser Event (Chatsworth Patch) About 300 autism supporters and families affected by autism attended the Kick Off to this year’s 10th Anniversary Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the UCLA locker room of the Pasadena Rose Bowl located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive in Pasadena. Read more. 

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