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World Congress on Disabilities 2010

On November 18th and 19th, Exceptional Parent will present a live Webcast from the World Congress on Disabilities.  The Keynote Address will be delivered by Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.  While the information is not limited to autism, this conference will present useful information for military families....

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Autism’s First Child

October 2010 Atlantic Magazine- “As new cases of autism have exploded in recent years—some form of the condition affects about one in 110 children today—efforts have multiplied to understand and accommodate the condition in childhood. But children with autism will become adults with autism, some 500,000 of them in this...

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March OARacle Newsletter

The March issue of OAR’s monthly newsletter, The OARacle, has been released.  In it, find articles about what’s new at OAR, the RUN FOR AUTISM, and the autism community.  Also, you can also read an informative article about keeping your child safe, a review of Relationship Development Intervention, and updates...

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Autism’s Earliest Symptoms Not Evident in Children Under 6 Months

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A study of the development of autism in infants, comparing the behavior of the siblings of children diagnosed with autism to that of babies developing normally, has found that the nascent symptoms of the condition — a lack of shared eye contact, smiling and communicative babbling —...

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When to Worry if a Child Has Too Few Words

There is nothing simple about speech, and there is nothing simple about speech delay — starting with the challenge of diagnosing it. Every pediatrician knows the frustration of trying to quantify the speech and language skills of a screaming toddler. How many words can he say? Can she put two...

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Support Arrives for Military’s School Kids

When her husband, a Marine Corps colonel, was transferred last summer from the Pentagon to a base in southern California, Karen Driscoll was forced to confront her autistic child’s new school district and the intricacies of federal special education law. The Poway Unified School District near San Diego offered Driscoll’s...

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Going to Battle Against Autism

Any parent of an autistic child will tell you that their life is forever changed by their child’s condition. A recent study in The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders quantifies exactly how different that life can be. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison followed a groups of...

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Military Families Battle Against Autism

Military families get their medical benefits through a government-run program called TRICARE. TRICARE refused FOX 5’s request for an on-camera interview, but says its coverage is competitive with other commercial insurance providers. Karen Driscoll says TRICARE isn’t telling the truth. She says she and her husband paid for their son’s treatment...

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