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Autism in the News - 05.01.12

Parents cheer autism-friendly 'Mary Poppins' (New York, N.Y.)
The afternoon performance of "Mary Poppins" was marked by loud yips, shouts and moans — and that was just fine. Read more.

Low-cost test may screen for autism (WHPTV)
It may be possible to predict a child’s risk of developing autism by examining metabolic byproducts found in urine. Read more.

Autism expert to speak at Brown University (Providence, R.I)
The chief science officer at the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization is delivering a lecture in Rhode Island. Read more.

Upper Moreland Students Blow Hundreds of ‘Bubbles 4 Autism’ (UpperMoreland-WillowGrove Patch)
Upper Moreland Primary and Intermediate schools participated in an event designed to burst the bubble on a world record and raise money for autism research. Read more.

California agency ripped over disparities in autism spending (Los Angeles Times)
Advocates for children with autism testify at hearing that families with the least resources also get the least help from California's Department of Developmental Services. Read more.

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