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Autism in the News - 05.08.12

Letter to the editor: In defense of Autism Speaks (Daily Sundial)
Jeffrey Zide’s opinion piece on Autism Speaks presents a false impression of the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Read more.

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

New challenges, opportunities for autism (Press-Citizen)
We like the message about autism that Marie Giel is passing along her 8-year-old son, Tommy. Read more.

World Autism Awareness Day at PS 396, Brooklyn (United Federation of Teachers)
For the second year in a row, students and staff at PS 396 in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn participated in World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Read more.

KSU Researcher Designs Schoolyard For Children With Autism (Manhattan, N.Y.)
A Kansas State University graduate student is creating a schoolyard that can become a therapeutic landscape for children with autism. Read more.

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