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Autism in the News - 05.03.12

Valley resources for autism (Jewish News)
A new study released in April by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder. The study also showed that autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls - with one in 54 boys identified. Read more.

Autism Speaks Fundraiser May 6 (Honesdale, Penn.)
On Sunday, May 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. there will be a bowling fundraiser at Gravity Alley Bowling Alley, located at 6th and Main Street, Honesdale, next to Gravity Ice Cream. Read more.

Autism and the Ethics of Inclusion: A Matter of Civil Rights (Bloomfield Patch)
Obama's appointee to the National Council on DisAbility, Ari Ne'eman spoke to the Bloomfield community about what it means to be “different” in an America built on equality and "justice for all.” Read more.

Autistic boy's mother feels pressured by school (Canada)
A Saint John mother says she felt pressured by teachers and school administrators to double her autistic son's Ritalin dose to keep him in school. Read more.

SP Girl Fighting Autism — One Cupcake at a Time (Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch)
Inspired by her brother, 10-year-old Mallory Banks has raised more than $2,000 for Autism New Jersey, joining the cause her parents have been working with for a decade. Read more.

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