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Autism in the News – 03.22.11

Howell’s Autism Bill Closer to Becoming Law (Reston Patch)
Virginia legislators are trying to gain that support and funding to ensure children with autism autistic get the educational and social support they need. Read more.

Powerful Tool May Get Us Closer to Understanding Autism (Durham, N.C.)
Autism symptoms have been replicated in mice using one gene mutation, one of the first so-called single-gene knockouts that scientists say puts them another step closer to understanding a genetic link to autism, researchers at Duke University reported. Read more.

Friendly robot helps autistic kids (UK)
Eden Sawczenko used to recoil when other little girls held her hand and turned stiff when they hugged her. This year, the four-year-old autistic girl began playing with a robot that teaches about emotions and physical contact – and now she hugs everyone. Read more.

Abuse charges against former special education teacher at Appleton’s Janet Berry Elementary School Mary Berglund largely unprecedented (Appleton, Minn.)
Advocates for the disabled say allegations of child abuse in an Appleton special education classroom provide yet another sad example of the need for stronger school regulations nationwide. Read more.

Connor’s helping aid projects take flight (Scotland)
In his brown and gold striped tie, white shirt and grey jumper Connor McCourt looks the same as every other pupil at his primary. Only his mop of unruly brown curls makes him stand out from the crowd. Read more.

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