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Autism in the News - 04.20.12

The New 7-Question Test That Can Diagnose Autism in Minutes (The Atlantic)
The method could reduce the amount of time needed to diagnose the developmental condition by 95 percent. Read more.

Autism expo provides parents with resources (Roanoke, Va.)
Armed with questions about everything from education to waivers, almost 100 parents turned out for the annual Central Virginia Autism Expo at Sandusky Middle School Thursday evening. Read more.

News: Autism speaks: Marine dad listens, helps piece together puzzle (Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
My son has autism. There, I said it – not easy for a Marine and a proud father. More specifically, he has Asperger Syndrome. Some call it a disease, but it’s not. Let’s make sure that is clear up front. People can’t catch it just being around him. Read more.

Autism golf challenge makes bond for doctor and Els (TC Palm)
Dr. Vikash Salig and his wife, Vasi, have two sons on the autism spectrum, Rhevaal and Dhivaan. Read more.

Blue Crew raises funds, autism awareness (Ayer, Mass.)
Every year since 2007, autism organizations around the world have celebrated World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. Read more.

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