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Autism in the News - 03.15.12

Kids With Autism at a Synagogue on Purim? Not a Prayer, Right? (
I celebrated the Jewish holiday Purim last week at my synagogue. And Purim, along with a host of other Jewish holidays, will never be the same for me. Read More.

Facing autism's hard questions (
When you have a child with autism, you try not to dwell on a couple of heart-wrenching topics. But there is no place to hide when your child brings them up on his own. Read more.

Organizers plan to raise money for community autism agencies (The News-Gazette)
Tim Welsh, a longtime parent advocate for autism, has seen too many families at the breaking point. Read More.

Anderson voices support for autism bills (Observer & Eccentric)
Sen. Glenn Anderson, D-Westland, voiced support for the action the Michigan Senate has taken to pass a package of legislation requiring insurance coverage for autism treatment. Read More.

Child with autism arrested, accused of shoplifting greeting card from Boynton Beach mall store (
Police this week arrested a boy with autism on shoplifting charges after they say he walked out of a Boynton Beach Mall store with a greeting card in his hand. Read More.

Paws with a Cause trains dogs to help autistic children (
For children with autism, nearly everything we consider normal exists "outside" of their world. But service dogs are helping give them skills to live a normal life. Read More.

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