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Autism in the News – 04.15.11

Finding calm in the storm: Saving my family from the chaos of autism (MSNBC)
Living with an autistic child can leave an entire family walking on eggshells. Ten-year-old Alex Kline’s struggle with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome has consumed his entire family. His parents Tara Kennedy-Kline and Chris Kline decided to get help. Read more.

Walk for Autism seeks to raise awareness, funding (Auburn, Ala.)
A cure hasn’t been discovered. Its cause isn’t understood. But one in 110 children in the United States is affected by autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.

Danish scientist indicted in US (The Copenhagen Post)
American prosecutors are seeking to extradite a Danish scientist who a federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged with 13 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering. They allege that Poul Thorsen, 49, stole over $1 million from autism research funding between February 2004 and June 2008, and used the proceeds to buy a home in Atlanta, two cars and a Harley Davidson. Read more.

Illinois activists want autism-specific funding (Springfield, Ill.)
Activists are trying to make sure Illinois doesn’t cut spending on autism programs. Step one is figuring out just how much the state spends now. Read more.

Understanding Autism (C-Health)
The bulk of the hard work to care for your child with autism will probably fall on your shoulders, and sometimes that load can be overwhelming. Planning and getting prepared to walk through this journey with your child becomes very important right from the get-go. Read more.

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