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Autism in the News - 04.11.12

Can Autism Really Be Diagnosed in Minutes? (TIME)
A Harvard researcher says he's achieved exceptional accuracy in identifying autism by using just seven online questions and an evaluation of a short home video of the child, instead of conventional, face-to-face exams that can take hours. Read more.

Texas mom creates autism app (FOX News)
The mother of a boy with autism has launched an app to make her life and the lives of all other parents with autistic children a little easier, myFOXdfw reported. Read more.

Autistic kids enjoy reel experience (Corning, N.Y.)
Taking a child diagnosed with autism to a movie can often be a daunting task. Read more.

Award Winning Company LesserEvil Teams With Autism Speaks to Build Awareness Around Autism (Wilton, Conn.)
 LesserEvil, a snack food company located in Wilton, Connecticut has announced that it will enter into a partnership with Autism Speaks to devote marketing and a share of its profits to the cause. Marketing efforts will be directed to building awareness of the increasingly more prevalent disorder and the brand will donate a percentage of its profits and inventory on an annual basis to Autism Speaks. Read more.

Son's Diagnosis Led To First Annual Community Walk For Autism Awareness (Berkeley Patch)
Jerry Frulio and his wife Jo-Dee already knew something wasn't right with their son Dayton even before they took him to specialists to be evaluated. Read more.

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