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Autism in the News - 05.04.12

Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids (HealthDay)
If a woman smokes during pregnancy, it may increase her child's risk of high-functioning autism, a new study suggests. Read more.

The May family copes with four boys' autism as a team (Glen Mills, Penn.)
Mothers make home movies for lots of happy reasons: to record milestones, such as a baby's first steps; to share a child's smile with a far-away relative; or just for bragging rights. Read more.

Worley Helps Brothers Battle Autism/Seizures (Your Tipton County)
Two brothers have received help from the Darryl Worley Foundation in their battle against autism and seizures. Seven-year-old Wyatt Garrett and five-year-old Wayden Garrett recently met the singer/songwriter to thank him in person for the gift that helped them receive treatments at the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center in Jackson. Read more.

20-something and living with autism: Diagnosis may change, but struggles won't (Your Daily Camera Online)
Rachel Wrangham, 21, is a full-time student in graphic arts at Front Range Community College and works part-time at a Dairy Queen to earn extra money. Matthew Denman, 23, who also attended Front Range, makes greeting cards and calendars that are sold in local stores and on his website. Nate Bush, 23, is studying art and graphic design at the University of Colorado. Read more.

Local school for autistic kids abruptly closes (Canton, Ohio)
Dragonfly Academy, a local private school for autistic children, unexpectedly closed its doors Thursday morning amid allegations from parents that promised services were not being provided. Read more.

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