Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa August 5, 2012

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News10 new results for autism
Montgomery schools expand autism services
Washington Post
Montgomery County schools will expand autism services this fall, bringing new resources to high school students as the school system works to increase the range of programs available to an exceedingly diverse and fast-growing part of the special-education 
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Autism may be underdiagnosed in girls due to gender bias, study suggests
A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry explores the differences in diagnostic characteristics of autismbetween boys and girls, suggesting a gender bias in which girls with “high-functioning” autism are 
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Health Sentinel: Expert will offer tips on parenting children with autism spectrum 
News Sentinel
What: “Do’s and Don’ts for Parenting Children with Autism,” a free community education program. The event, sponsored by Park Center, features Judy Coucouvanis, psychiatric nurse practitioner at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry.
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Autistic Boy’s 3-Wheeler Replaced
The Ledger
On June 30, Devin Yborra’s custom-built Spiderman-themed trike was stolen out of his parent’s garage on the north side of Lakeland. Immediately, Devin’s mother, Michelle Yborra, placed an ad in the lost and found section of Craigslist. Soon after, the phone 
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Autistic boy’s behaviors worsened at MDC, records show
Billings Gazette
BOULDER — While the Montana Developmental Center has taught some people the skills they need to live outside the facility, at least one client got worse under the care of MDC staff to the extent that the state was ordered to send him to a Baltimore facility 
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Hundreds Convene to Discuss Global Challenge of Autism
Arutz Sheva
The 2012 International Autism Conference concluded Thursday in Jerusalem with organizers laying out a detailed plan for ICare4Autism to lead the global movement to help those on the autism spectrum. After two days of intense panels and plenary sessions 
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Smokies baseball makes pitch for autism awareness
Knoxville News Sentinel
The East Tennessee chapter of the Autism Society hopes its first Autism Awareness Night to educate people about autism and services will be a home run. The event will be Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Tennessee Smokies baseball park in Kodak and includes 
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Dawn and Ryan Neufeld chair Pegasus Ball as part of Bobby Norris’ Roundup 
Dallas Blog (blog)
by Sharon Adams, Sun, Aug 5, 2012, 12:37 PM. The Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism, one of Texas’ largest fundraisers for autism is a three day event spanning the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, to be held September 6, 7 and 8, 2012. RU24SaveTheDate.jpg 
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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Surfing Santa Competition Benefits Children (press release)
Dress like Santa, surf Salt Creek and raise money for children with Autism. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Third Annual Surfing Santa Competition takes place at Salt Creek Beach Saturday, November 17 at 8 a.m. The Competition raises money for Surfers 
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Playgroup supports autistic kids
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
PlayConnect Playgroups let families learn through play in an environment that recognises and caters for the particular development needs of children on the autism spectrum in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. “It’s so nice now to have a support 
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Web2 new results for autism
Pets May Help Kids With Autism – MedicineNet
There is plenty of anecdotal evidence linking pet ownership to better socialization in children with autism, and a new study is among the first to explore the
Autism genetics: searching for specificity and convergence
Daniel Geschwind and Jamee Berg review the genes associated with autism spectrum disorders: how might their functions relate to one another?

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