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Autism – 2.23.12

All mental health disorders should get insurance coverage, not just autism, coalition says (Lansing, Mich.)
Legislation that would require insurers to cover autism treatments unfairly singles out one condition, says a coalition that wants coverage for all mental health issues. Read more.

‘Growing out of autism’ claim unfounded (Littlehampton Gazette)
Can some children simply “grow out” of autism? The Daily Mail certainly thinks so, and today reported that new research by a “prestigious American university” claims that “not only is this possible, it’s also common.” Read more.

Bill would require insurance coverage for autism (NECN)
The Alaska Senate has passed a bill requiring insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders. Read more.

Sally Bercow: ‘My son has autism, and I’m very proud of him’ – video (UK)
Labour activist Sally Bercow talks to disability campaigner Nicola Clark about her eldest child Oliver, who’s autistic. She tells of how she found out about her son’s condition and how it has affected her life, and why she supports TreeHouse school in north London, Ambitious About Autism’s flagship project that educates autistic children. Read more. 

Manchin visits Autism Training Center (The Parthenon)
United States Senator Joe Manchin visited the Autism Training Center on Tuesday at Marshall University. The Autism Training Center at Marshall provides students who are underneath the autism spectrum with support in academic and social situations. It serves individuals at Marshall and at statewide level. 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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