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Study Shows Treatment In Infants Reduces Symptoms Of Autism

There is new hope in the fight against autism and it starts before a child is even diagnosed.

09/10/2014

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Disabilities in Kids Rise; Not Physical Problems

Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.

08/18/2014

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Md. Police Search For Missing Autistic Man

Rockville police are asking for the public’s help in locating an autistic man who went missing from his home in the predawn hours of July 8.

07/11/2014

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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

06/26/2014

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PETA ‘Got Autism’ Ad Draws Fire

Campaign features a cereal frownie face in a bowl of milk and asks “Got Autism?”

05/30/2014

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Md. Girl Pleads ‘Responsible’ For Bullying Autistic Boy

A 17-year-old Maryland girl accused of assaulting a 16-year-old autistic boy pleaded responsible to two misdemeanor charges after her case was transferred from adult to juvenile court.

05/29/2014

Missing 18-year-old Melanie Virginia Leonard. Last seen in Temple Hills May 11. (Photo credit: Prince George's County Police Department)

Missing Autistic Teen in Prince George’s County

Police are asking the public to help in finding a critical missing 18-year-old woman.

05/11/2014

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Autistic Boy Wants Charges Dropped For Girls Accused of Abusing Him

An autistic Maryland teenager tells The Washington Post that he wants to remain friends with the girls accused of abusing him.

04/22/2014

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US Autism Estimate Rises to 1 in 68 Children

The government’s estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years.

03/27/2014

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Boy’s Death Prompts Tracking Plan for Autistic Children

In July 2013, 7-year-old Michael Kingsbury was missing for nearly 36 hours before his body was found inside a vehicle near his Northeast D.C. home.

01/29/2014

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