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Autism in the News – 04.26.11

Are You an Autism Mom? Submit a Guest Blog for Mother’s Day! (About.com)
As Autism Awareness Month draws to a close, my thoughts are fast turning to NEXT month – and Mother’s Day. This year, I’m inviting autism moms to submit a guest blog to be published on this site during the month of May.  Here are the details. Read more.

Advocates push for autism attention (Montgomery Advertiser)
With an average of one in 110 children now diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the need for more research and continued funding for services is greater than ever, a group of autism advocates said at a recent rally at the State House. Read more.

‘Fly Away’ DVD includes autism documentary (South Bend Tribune)
Jeanne, a mother played by Beth Broderick, tries to balance her busy life while caring for her severely autistic 15-year-old daughter, Mandy. The movie unfolds like “Groundhog Day,” except the daily routine is far more exhausting. Because she’s up every night singing her daughter back to sleep, Jeanne routinely sleeps through her alarm clock, which means Mandy (Ashley Rickards) misses her bus. Read more.

Surfers for Autism event draws 200 kids to Juno Beach (Juno Beach, Fla.)
More than 200 kids on the autism spectrum took part in a Surfers for Autism program April 23 at Ocean Cay Park in Juno Beach. Read more.

iPads, iPods aid communication in Elgin special-needs classes (Larue, Ohio)
Apple iPads and iPods are doing the talking in Elgin West Elementary School multi-handicapped classrooms. Read more.


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