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Autism in the News - 03.28.12

Mother's experience leads to autism awareness work (Logansport, Ind.)
Thomas the Tank Engine is a favorite friend of many children, but trains consume David Espinoza's life. Read more.

Committee moves autism coverage bills to full House (Lansing, Mich.)
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments this week over whether the federal government can force individuals to buy health insurance, state lawmakers are advancing bills that would force insurers to cover certain autism treatments. Read more.

Autism Treatment Made Available to More in Need (Westchase Patch)
A long-used, but previously uncovered treatment will now be available to families who have autistic children and are on Medicaid. Read more.

Signs Of Autism: 10 Possible Autism-Related Delays In 6- to 12-Month-Old Children (Huffington Post)
Though autism is often not diagnosed until the age of three, some children begin to show signs of developmental delay before they turn a year old. While not all infants and toddlers with delays will develop autism spectrum disorders (ASD), experts point to early detection of these signs as key to capitalizing on early diagnosis and intervention, which is believed to improve developmental outcomes. Read more.

Westchester First Responders Get Lesson on Autism (Greenburgh, N.Y.)
Westchester first responders were back in the classroom Tuesday to get a lesson on autism. Read more.

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