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Autism in the News - 03.05.12


‘Ground breaking' new ministry caters to families with autistic children (Observer & Eccentric)
Karen and Paul Schmid know what it's like to watch an autistic son struggle with sitting through a mass and they wonder about other families who avoid church altogether, because it's just too hard. Read more. 


Toys R Us Helps Shine a Light for Autism Raise Awareness (BSC Kids)
Autism Speaks is an advocacy for autism and Toy “R” Us is having a fundraiser in its stores for two months for Autism Speaks. Donations will be collected at all Toys “R” Us , Babies “R” Us stores and online at Toys “R” from Thursday, March 1 through Monday, April 30 2012. Read more. 


‘Army’ helping autistic Plainfield boy afford dog (Plainfield, Conn.)
Alexander’s Army is on the march and won’t rest until it raises the $10,000 needed to buy a specially trained dog to help its young namesake cope with autism. Read more.


£1m donation to help Scottish scientists find autism cure (Scotland)
An IT tycoon turned philanthropist has donated £1 million to the University of Edinburgh to help scientists find a cure for autism. Read more. 


Autism walk's cancellation doesn't dampen support at West Palm Beach fund-raiser (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Gusty winds and fast-moving thunderstorms this morning forced organizers for Palm Beach Walk Now for Autism to cancel the event's 3-mile walk along Flagler Drive, but the bad weather didn't dampen the spirits of the 5,000 people who showed up to help raise money and awareness for the developmental disorder. Read more.


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