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Autism in the News – 11.09.11

Extra Brain Cells May Be Key to Autism, Study Says (FOX News)
Children with autism appear to have too many cells in a key area of the brain needed for communication and emotional development, helping to explain why young children with autism often develop brains that are larger than normal, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Read more.

Developmental Disabilities Institute to Host Annual Stars Gala & Casino Night (Smithtown, N.Y.)
Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), the leading service provider for children and adults with autism on Long Island, will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the DDI Annual Stars Gala & Casino Night on Friday, November 18th at the Marriott of Islandia. The cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 P.M. followed by an exciting evening complete with dinner, dancing, raffles and casino games for fun and prizes. Read more.

Help Group to Honor Nogawski With Humanitarian Award (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
The Help Group announced late Wednesday that it will honor CBS Television Distribution president John Nogawski with its “Help Humanitarian Award” at its 15th annual Teddy Bear Ball on Dec. 5. Read more.

School nets community award (Comnuck Chronicle)
A school in Catrine that helps young people with autism has received a prestigious community award for a support service many local families are describing as a ‘lifeline’. Read more.

Dwayne, 8, is our pride and joy (Mississauga.com)
At age eight, Dwayne Hines Jr. knows something many adults never learn. Dwayne, who is autistic, knows having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be a winner. Last night at the Living Arts Centre, the young man from Mississauga was honoured for showing self-confidence and becoming a motivated, sociable, talented and successful student at school. Read more.

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