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Google Alert – autism | Circa May 16, 2013

Link Between Epilepsy And Autism Found – Medical News Today
Medical News Today
The findings may lead to better treatment for people with epilepsy and autism. Dr. Wakeford suggested that although epilepsy has a cultural stigma, the more understood the physical outcomes of this condition are, the better chance there is to eliminate 
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Psychiatry’s revamped DSM guidebook fuels debate
Washington Post
In the case of autism, the opposite is true. The new criteria are among the changes that will be released with the publication this weekend of the long-awaited guidebook that psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians use to diagnose mental 
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Renewal of Autism Insurance Mandate clears State Senate
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
With California’s landmark autism insurance coverage law set to sunset in 2014, the California State Senate today approved a bill by California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D – Sacramento) to extend the law’s provisions until 2019.
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Boy with autism found in unsanitary home
COLROADO SPRINGS – A 13-year-old boy with autism was found in unsanitary conditions Thursday in a Colorado Springs home. Police were called to the home in the 6100 block of Corinth Drive by a concerned neighbor around 11:50 a.m.. Police say the 
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Step Up for Autism Walk and Fun Run set for June 23
Chicago Tribune
Registration is underway for the annual Step Up for Autism Walk and Fun Run, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 23, in Naperville. “Geared toward families, there will be a children’s area with lots of activities, a resource fair complete with therapy 
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NC bill requires coverage for autism treatment
For many cash-strapped North Carolina families, getting therapy for their children with autism is not affordable because insurance providers are not required to cover it. But Wednesday, the NC House passed a bill requiring private insurance companies, 
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Flying High With Autism conference concludes
Pensacola News Journal
Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday brought his controversial — and widely discredited — message that autism is linked to a mercury-based preservative in vaccines to the final day of Pensacola’s three-day autism conference.
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Autism organization holding 5th annual garage sale June 1: donations sought 
Humboldt Beacon
The organization Families Advocating Autism Now will be holding its fifth annual fundraising garage sale on June 1st. The group is looking for gently-used items to sell at the sale to help support its local efforts. Anyone willing to volunteer for the 
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Boy with autism sheds light on disorder with new book
NBC – A severely-autistic teen who can’t speak has written a book about what it feels like to have the disorder. It is opening eyes to what kids with autism are thinking, feeling, and capable of, despite being trapped in bodies they can’t control. Ido 
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Blogs3 new results for autism
SAP Pledges to Hire Adults with Autism For 1% of Workforce
By Leon Kaye
This week SAP announced that one percent of its workforce will eventually be adults diagnosed with a form of autism.
Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit
NC House OKs Insurance Mandate To Cover Autism « CBS Charlotte
By QCwriter
The state House wants to require North Carolina health insurance providers — including the plan for state employees and teachers — to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism for children of their members.
CBS Charlotte
Autism as whole body? – General Autism Discussion – Wrong Planet
In her book “The Autism Revolution,” now out in paperback from Ballantine, she [Dr. Martha Herbert] argues that there is plenty of evidence demonstrating that autism is really a problem of the whole body, including the brain – from molecules 
Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

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