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Autism in the News – 06.22.11

Parents Cry Foul Over Special Education Transfers (Disability Scoop)
A group of parents is accusing the Philadelphia schools of illegally shuffling kids with disabilities from one school to another. Now, they’re taking their case to federal court. Read more.

Study finds autistic toddlers’ brains out of sync (UK)
Researchers studying autistic toddlers have discovered their brain activity appears to be out of sync at a very early stage — a finding that sheds light on the biology of the condition and may help in earlier diagnosis. Read more.

Autism insurance bill nears final approval (Providence, R.I.)
A measure that would require insurance companies in Rhode Island to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism is nearing final passage. Read more.

A 5-minute screen to diagnose autism (The Clinical Advisor)
A checklist that takes about five minutes for a caregiver to complete can help clinicians identify autism in very young children. The Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile Infant-Toddler Checklist is designed to be filled out at the child’s 1-year, well-baby checkup. Read more.

Giant Steps Autism School Forges Relationship With Darien Lions Club (Lisle Patch)
The Lions Club’s motto is “We serve.” So when Darien Lion Steve Hiatt got the call that Giant Steps school in Lisle needed a hand with its auction in February, it was a no brainer. Read more.

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