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Autism in the News – 03.07.11

Bob, Suzanne Wright lead thousands in Walk Now for Autism in West Palm (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Following a pace car out from under an arch of balloons under cloudy skies, Autism Speaks founders Bob and Suzanne Wright led the more than 5,000 people who came out to walk Sunday morning during the 10th annual Palm Beach County Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Read more.

Autistic adults group forming (Fredericksburg, Va.)
As autism rates have skyrocketed, so have efforts to respond. Once it was hard to find information; now bookstores carry shelves of tomes devoted to the disorder. Read more.

EDUCATION MATTERS: Schools using iPads to help autistic students (CT Post)
Buying iPads for autistic students may draw taxpayers’ ire in this tough budget season, but some educators say it is a cheaper and more effective way to help them. Read more.

LAPD killing of autistic man was wrong, Police Commission rules (Los Angeles, Calif.)
The civilian commission that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department has taken the rare step of rejecting a recommendation from the department’s chief, ruling that two police officers were wrong when they fatally shot an unarmed autistic man last year. Read more.

Caregiver charged in death to go on trial (Philly.com)
As a caretaker of vulnerable people who needed constant attention, Stacey Strauss was forbidden from personal cell-phone use at work. Read more.

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