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CDC: 1 in 68 US children has autism - CNN

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(CNN) -- One in 68 U.S.
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Utah autism rate holds steady, is no longer nation's highest - Deseret News

Utah autism rate holds steady, is no longer nation's highest - Deseret News | The Puzzle We Call Autism | Scoop.it
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SALT LAKE CITY — The rate of autism spectrum disorder in Utah is holding steady, at around 2 percent, a new report says.
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With family in Utah, I thought this was interesting. 

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Autism Begins as Brain Cells Altered in Womb, Study Finds - Bloomberg

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NPR (blog) Autism Begins as Brain Cells Altered in Womb, Study Finds Bloomberg Autism begins when certain brain cells fail to properly mature within the womb, according to scientists who say the scattered pattern of the undeveloped cells may...
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Autism Can Start During Second Trimester of Pregnancy - TIME

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Autism Can Start During Second Trimester of Pregnancy TIME While autism is almost certainly the result of a combination of contributing factors, from genes to environmental exposures such as pollution, scientists say some of those influences may...
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How 'Special Education' Can Help Children Who Don't Need It - Speakeasy - WSJ

How 'Special Education' Can Help Children Who Don't Need It - Speakeasy - WSJ | The Puzzle We Call Autism | Scoop.it
Last September when my son entered second grade, he was placed in a class consisting 12 children receiving special education services and 12 children who did not need additional help. The school didn't tell us in advance--and here's why.
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What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? - YouTube

This informative Ask the Expert video offers top line information about different disorders that fall under the Autism Spectrum (ASD) classification. Learn a... (What Is #Autism #Spectrum Disorder?
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Good for anyone wanting to know more about ASD or to share with someone who may have questions.

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Behavior Management System | Kids Making Change

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A behavior management is the use of a reward based incentive system, sometimes called a “token economy”. In this system, discipline is fostered through... (Behavior management tips for #parents.
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A must read for parents and those who are around children!

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Love and nurture: Your kid needs you - taosnews

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Love and nurture: Your kid needs you
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Consistent support and guidance from individual therapeutic relationships can have heart-warming effects.
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This doesn't mention anything about children with ASD but I feel it can be generalized to any child. I hope this will help us to always be loving and nurturing to our children

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Proposed bill would provide more access to autism spectrum disorder care | http://t.co/JJ6lQ6Nwk1 http://t.co/gVfjrb1L2U
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Lawmakers Press For Full Funding Of Special Education - Disability ...

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Even as President Barack Obama called for virtually no change to special education spending in his budget proposal, members of Congress are pressing forward with efforts to fully fund the program. A bill introduced this ...
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I have witnessed in other school districts a desperate need for more funding. I am fortunate to work for an organization that has a little bit more funding. 

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Autism Mystery Solved: Why Boys Are More Likely To Develop ASD - Medical Daily

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The data from this cohort was then compared to similar data from 800 families affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
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I've always wondered why there were more boys with Autism than girls. 

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CDC estimates 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder - YubaNet (press release)

CDC estimates 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder YubaNet (press release) March 27, 2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in...
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Autism explodes in Colorado, increasing 32% over two years - Cherry Creek News

Autism explodes in Colorado, increasing 32% over two years - Cherry Creek News | The Puzzle We Call Autism | Scoop.it
Autism explodes in Colorado, increasing 32% over two years Cherry Creek News The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released data from its Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network showing the number of children...
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As I have said in a previous article. I believe it is better diagnosis and more awareness. Does that mean there is no increase whatsoever? No. But the increase is not as high as you'd think.

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Autism Rises: More Children than Ever Have Autism, but Is the Increase Real? | TIME.com

Autism Rises: More Children than Ever Have Autism, but Is the Increase Real? | TIME.com | The Puzzle We Call Autism | Scoop.it
Autism rates continue to rise, according to a new government survey, but the skyrocketing figures don't necessarily mean the disorder is increasing. According to the latest estimate, released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 88 children in the U.S.
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I'm going to have to agree with the increased awareness and better diagnosis.

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Positive Behavior Support -- Avoiding Negatives With Preemptive Planning

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There are multiple forms of positive behavior support that will create a positive learning environment and minimize the need for discipline.
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Catch them doing good...they will want to do it more!

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A special calling: family, teachers talk special education struggles and successes - LubbockOnline.com

A special calling: family, teachers talk special education struggles and successes
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Special education teachers go to work every day expecting to be hit, punched and kicked.
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Kline Seeks to Make Special Education Funding a Priority

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Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, said today that he will be pouring new energy into a perennial priority: Bolstering funding for special education.
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With the needs these children have, this should be a top priority

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Tulane launches new tennis program to help kids with autism - WWL

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Tulane launches new tennis program to help kids with autism
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NEW ORLEANS -- On the surface, this looks like just an introduction to tennis, but there's a deeper purpose.
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Awesome! I hope more universities can follow suit!

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Autism coverage bill moves through Kansas House - KCTV Kansas City

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Autism coverage bill moves through Kansas House
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Legislators are making progress on a measure that would mandate that insurance companies provide health coverage and treatment for Kansas children diagnosed with autism.
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Glad to see this bill is actually making it's way through. Let's see what happens in the end.

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Montcalm County school officials hoping time is right for special ed ...

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"Twenty-six years.

That’s how much time has gone by since Montcalm County voters last approved an increase in special education funding.

In the meantime, Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) officials have made more than $2.5 million in cuts to special education services and reduced their workforce by 22 percent. Programs not required by law have been consolidated or eliminated, including the shutdown of Harold O. Steele Alternative High School in Fenwick in 2006..."

 

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It's good to see that there are some places increasing funding for special education. It's not getting any cheaper to provide quality education to students with disabilities. Let's hope other school districts and counties will follow suit.

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Forest Grove School District appeals special education case ruling - The Oregonian

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Forest Grove School District appeals special education case ruling The Oregonian The district states that the student did "obtain meaningful educational benefit, and that any procedural issues did not interfere with her ability to obtain...
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Wow! Let us be aware of our children and make sure we are doing our part as parents so that our children may receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). 

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Bill mandating insurance coverage of autism emerges in Kansas - KCTV5 - KCTV Kansas City

Bill mandating insurance coverage of autism emerges in Kansas - KCTV5 - KCTV Kansas City | The Puzzle We Call Autism | Scoop.it
Bill mandating insurance coverage of autism emerges in Kansas - KCTV5
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Kansas lawmakers will hear from opponents Wednesday of a bill that mandates insurance coverage for children with autism.
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It would be interesting to see what would happen nationwide if this bill passed.

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