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Autism in the News – 12.27.11

Chesapeake father creates app to navigate autism (PilotOnline.com)
Joe Hill watched his son press a finger against the screen of an iPhone, pull back an animated slingshot, and fire a bird through the virtual air. Read more.

New medical-legal partnership will help families after autism diagnosis (Asbury Park Press)
Almost one out of every 94 children born in New Jersey is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Read more.

Top year for specialist school (UK)
It’s been a year of celebrations for staff and students at Portfield School. The Wessex Autistic Society’s specialist school in West Parley, which caters for students aged three to 19 with autism, reached its milestone 40th birthday this year. Read more.

Parkway Grad, Olympic Triathlete Comes Home This Holiday (Town and Country Manchester Patch)
Olympic Triathlete Sarah Haskins came home for the holidays last week from her winter home in Florida, where she lives with her husband, Nathan Kortuem. Haskins is a 1999 graduate of Manchester’s Parkway South High School and was inducted into the Parkway South Hall of Fame last year. Read more.

A Very Special Winter Break (St. Charles Patch)
Although the weather doesn’t seem to indicate it, we are smack in the middle of the winter school break. School children everywhere get two to three weeks off to…I don’t know, what are they doing? Playing with their Christmas toys? Nah, that was over about five minutes after they opened them. They sure aren’t tobogganing or building snowmen, at least not in this part of the country. I guess the only certainty is that they are all enjoying not being in school. Read more.

Autism Speaks’ daily blog “Autism in the News” is a mix of top news stories of the day. Autism Speaks does not vet the stories and the views contained therein do not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks beliefs or point of view.

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