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Autism in the News - 05.10.12

Utah autism treatment pilot struggles for funding (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Despite assurances during the Legislative session that major insurance companies and a bank would donate $1 million toward a new autism treatment pilot, the state has not yet received any money. Read more.

Microsoft Kinect cameras may help autism early detection (New Jersey Newsroom)
Earlier diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder is essential for quicker treatment, and a school in Minnesota is undergoing testing to monitor children for symptoms. Read more.

Johnston Police Use Taser Gun on Autistic Urbandale Teen (Urbandale Patch)
The incident occurred Friday at Wynnsong Theaters in Johnston after officers responded to a call of a fight between two teens. Read more.

Perseverance pays off for IUSB grad with autism (Chicago Tribune)
Aaron Harris was like many graduating students who walked across the stage at Indiana University South Bend on Tuesday. Read more.

Obama appointee promotes autistic self-advocacy in Bloomfield (Bloomfield, N.J.)
A President Obama appointee to the National Council on Disability recently gave a group of Bloomfield parents with special education children a lesson in inclusion. Read more.

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