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Autism in the News - 04.12.12

Online Tool for Faster Autism Diagnosis (Psych Central)
Making a diagnosis of autism is typically a difficult and time-consuming exercise. As autism cannot be diagnosed with a medical test, experts use interviews, observation and evaluations to make a diagnosis. Read more.

Autism cases on the rise (Montgomery Advisor)
When Gerri Taylor’s son was just 2 years old, he would stand in a corner with his hands over his ears and close his eyes. Read more.

Proposed New Definition of Autism Stirs Controversy (Medscape Today)
Revised diagnostic criteria for autism may have a significant impact on the proportion of individuals who qualify for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new research suggests. Read more.

Cindi Roche: People with autism need our love, patience, understanding (The Times Herald)
April is Autism Awareness Month. For the parents of kids who have autism, we are quite aware of it every moment of our lives. Read more.

Tattoo inks way to new career, life and autism advocacy (Daily Herald)
As a teenager in Hoffman Estates, Sara Allgire was sure she knew why her older sister's young son acted out, threw tantrums and refused to speak or even look at folks. Read more.

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