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Autism in the News - 04.16.12

Children with autism: Nothing for granted (CNN)
Watching a child take his first steps is one of the biggest milestones for a parent. Read more.

'Seclusion rooms' for autistic students raise concerns (USA Today)
Andrew St. Vincent's parents pose questions around the coffee table as the middle-schooler with autism builds a Lego city. Read more.

A heart shattered by a glimpse into autism (Canton, Ohio)
As the snow started falling, I drove to Giant Eagle to pick up some groceries. With a storm on the way, I needed to stock up on supplies in case we got snowed in. Read more.

Autism Insurance Reform Bill Awaits Snyder's Signature (Macomb Patch)
Law means a brighter future and better coverage for Michigan families and their autistic offspring, according to Theresa Gabalis of the Macomb/St. Clair County chapter of the Autism Society of America. Read more.

Seahawks GM John Schneider knows: Autism is a family diagnosis (Renton, Wash.)
The 10-year-old son of Seahawks general manager John Schneider was diagnosed with autism when he was a year-and-a-half old. Schneider and his wife Traci got help for their son, Ben, who is doing well. Now the Schneiders are launching Ben's Fund, which in partnership with Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Washington will provide grants to families to help them cover the cost of medical bills and therapies. Read more.

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