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Autism in the News - 03.30.12

West Lebanon woman helping to raise autism awareness (LD News)
When Tracy Mehaffey's son, Donovan, was 18 months old, he was not talking nearly as much as he should have been. Read more.

In Role Reversal, Local Firefighter Needs the Public's Help (San Juan Patch)
A product he invented to make sick children laugh while raising money for charity is competing to win a spot on Walmart shelves nationwide. Read more.

Survey finds 63% of children with autism bullied (CBS News)
It's no secret that bullying is a big problem in the U.S. among school-aged children. According to a new national survey, it's an especially big problem for children with autism and Asperger's syndrome. Read more.

Tom Loewy: Put on your blue lights, it’s autism month (
Lea Bonner imagines Galesburg nights bathed in blue light. The 33-year-old mother of three wants to raise awareness about autism — for her own son, 5-year-old Trevor, and the millions of children who suffer from the development disorder. She’s encouraging residents to Light It Up Blue during the month of April. Read more.

Autism: in our own words (Australia)
April is Autism Awareness Month, a time to learn more about the neurological condition which affects one in every hundred Australians. Read more.

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