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Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated - With the nation’s primary autism legislation set to expire soon, some disability advocates are pressing for major changes in the federal government’s approach to the developmental disorder.
By Michelle Diament, April 11, 2014

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Among Children Aged 8 Years
— Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network,
11 Sites, United States, 2010

World Autism Awareness Day
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

Superior visual thinking may be key to independence for high schoolers with autism
Teaching independence to adolescents with autism can provide a crucial boost to their chances for success after high school, researchers has demonstrated. According to the researchers, independence is the biggest indicator of which students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are likely to live on their own, have a job, and participate in their communities after high school.
Atypical development in siblings of children with autism is detectable at 12 months
Atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among the siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder, a study has found. 28 percent of children with older siblings with ASD showed delays in other areas of development, identified in their social, communication, cognitive or motor development by 12 months. The most common deficits were in the social-communication domain, such as extreme shyness with unfamiliar people, lower levels of eye contact and delayed pointing. "Having a child in the family with autism spectrum disorder means that subsequent infants born into that family should be regularly screened for developmental and behavioral problems by their pediatricians," said the study's lead author.


Autism Resources
State Education Resource Center
Website: , click on information resources, click on SERC Resource Materials, then scroll down and click on the link for 'Camps for Exceptional Children'. There will be a list, arranged by town, with description and contact info.

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