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Autism in the News - 04.26.12

Autistic boy's father: Why hasn't teacher been fired over 'bullying'? (MSNBC)
The father of an autistic boy allegedly bullied by staff at a New Jersey school has vowed to keep campaigning until the teacher of his son's class has her license revoked. Read more.

Experimental drug reduces autism symptoms in mice, gov't study shows (CBS News)
Autism affects one out of every 88 American children and while there are available treatments for early intervention, there is no cure. A new government-funded study has found an experimental treatment is effective at reversing symptoms of autism in mice. Read more.

Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child (HealthDay News)
From the time she was a toddler, Abby Mahoney's parents knew she was different. She could name 200 dinosaurs by age 3, and offered up detailed theories about why they became extinct. Read more.

Our Journey to an Autism Diagnosis (Huffington Post)
Some parents have baby books documenting the early years of their children's lives. My husband and I have manila file folders with labels like "Developmental Delays: Tests and Evaluations," "Speech Therapy Research" and "Early Intervention IFSP." These were the keepsakes we carefully preserved, our own special needs version of bronzed baby shoes: enough medical evaluations, referrals, notes and diagnostic information to fill half a file drawer. But rather than encasing the memory of a baby's first faltering steps, they are the record of a two-year-long journey stumbling toward an autism diagnosis. Read more.

Zenaida Gonzalez's Last Word: Definitions change for autism (Florida Today)
In the past few months, some very scary news has surfaced about autism. Read more.

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