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Autism in the News - 03.12.12

KOMPAN Playgrounds and Generation Rescue Partner for Autism (Tacoma, Wash.)
KOMPAN Playgrounds and Generation Rescue have partnered to create and promote relevant play opportunities for children with autism. KOMPAN believes that every child has the right to play - in their own way. Therefore, KOMPAN is working to create play spaces that cater to the unique play habits and development processes of children with autism. Read more.

Senate vote on autism mandate expected (Michigan Radio)
Measures on the state Senate calendar this week would require health insurance plans to cover autism treatments for children. Supporters of the autism mandate say early treatments can ensure children transition into healthy adults, and ultimately save money on health care costs. Read more.

Autism Speaks Panel and Lecture at BPL (Dorchester Reporter)
On Wednesday evening, March 14, the New England Area of Autism Speaks will host the first ever Autism Science Panel Lecture at the Rabb Lecture Hall in the Boston Public Library. This event is free and open to the public and will give parents and caretakers direct access to some of the brightest minds in autism research and treatment. Read more.

Autism and parenting: Don’t be afraid to ask for help (SF Gate)
The news of the Sunnyvale mother who shot her autistic son before turning the gun on herself has shocked and saddened the autism community, but sadly, the story is similar to others in the past few years. I recently talked to Peter Finch of KGO Radio about the latest tragedy. What advice would you give to parents of young children, he asked, to manage the stress of raising a child with autism? Here you go: Read more.

Huddle Up For Autism Sold Out (Philadelphia, Penn.)
All 5,000 complimentary tickets have been reserved for the third annual Huddle Up for Autism, an initiative between the Philadelphia Eagles and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This free family fun event is also set to educate, fundraise and create awareness for the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Read more.

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