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Autism in the News - 04.17.12

MLB raises funds, awareness for autism (New York, N.Y.)
A cathedral of antiquities stood at the cutting edge of sports and society Monday, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the Lead Off For a Cure gala in support of autism awareness. Read more.

Firefighters to get autism awareness training (St. Louis Today)
Illinois firefighters and paramedics will begin getting special training to help people with autism and related disorders. Read more.

On Love and Autism: Our Favorite Student Comments (The New York Times)
Love on the Spectrum: In the video above, Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students living in Greenfield, Mass., discuss how autism affects their lives and relationship. Read more.

Township Declares Autism Awareness Month [VIDEO] (Warren Patch)
Acknowledging the growing number of families with a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, Mayor Carolann Garafola proclaimed April as Autism Awareness Month at the April 12 Township Committee meeting. Read more.

Autistic boy's older brother designs iPad app that builds language skills (Fox News)
An autistic boy’s older brother created a new app for the iPad that helps promote functional and social skills. Read more.

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