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These are short news articles that report quickly on breaking events or snapshots of news for quick coverage. They are not as in-depth but a synopsis.

Raleigh – state Senate approves autism insurance bill

Raleigh – A bill has recently been approved by the state Senate that will help to insure that health insurance plans, that are regulated by the state, cover autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and associated therapy, adaptive behavior treatment. Unfortunately insurers will be allowed to cap the amount they pay for adaptive behavior treatment at $40,000 […]

Caught on camera, eleven-year-old girl with autism attacked by two teens girls – w/video

Cleveland, Ohio– Joyce Swann is mother to an eleven-year-old girl, who was brutally attacked by two older girls on Saturday April 25. The attack was captured on cell phones, in three different clips. Ms Swann told Fox 8 Cleveland that her daughter has been bullied in the past, as her autism makes it difficult for […]

Imagine Walk raises funds and awareness for autism – w/video

Warwick, R.I. – On Sunday April 26 the 13th annual Imagine Walk and Family Fun Day for Autism took place in Goddard Park. The event had been organized by The Autism Project. It is thought that eight thousand walkers participated in the event, having traveled from all across the region. The 2014 Imagine Walk raised […]

Cycling event helps raise autism awareness

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – The Rosewood Hotel and Jeddah Autism Centre recently held a event in order to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder throughout the kingdom. The 90 minute event, which boasted 100 participants wearing blue t-shirts and badges, took place along the Jeddah Corniche however halfway through the ride, the group opted to […]

Research on brain cells finds what may cause sensory issues in individuals with autsm

A recent study that has focused on the way signals are sent to brain cells, have found that the way this information is delivered is abnormally strong in individuals with autism. It was found that in these individuals the  long-range ‘feed-forward’ connections, that carry signals from peripheral nerves to the brain, sent abnormally strong signals, […]

Homeless man helps police locate missing teen with autism – With Video

Garden Grove, CA – A homeless man assisted law enforcement officials to locate a teenage boy with autism spectrum disorder who had wandered away from a nearby shopping plaza. Ian Hinton, a 37 year old man who lives on the streets, had initially been asked by a police officer if he had seen Charles Truong. […]

State-of-the-art center for children with autism to open in Mumbai

Mumbai, India — India’s Siddhivinayak Temple Trust is planning to open a state-of-the-art center for children with autism in the country. The center, which will be located at the ground floor of the building beside the city’s Prabhadevi temple, will be attended to by pediatric neurologists, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, […]

Proposed autism therapy insurance bill unsucessful

Tennessee – Democratic State Senator Sara Kyle has revealed her disappointment in the Senate Committee for deciding against a proposed autism behavioral therapy bill. The proposed legislation  would have cost over $200 million dollars by requiring insurance companies to provide applied behavioral analysis (ABA) to children and adolescents on the spectrum. Ultimately ABA is considered […]

Bisphenol-A processed differently in children with autism – study shows

Stratford, N.J. — A study conducted by researchers from the Rowan University School of Medicine in Stratford (RowanSOM) and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark found that Bisphenol-A (BPA)— a chemical component commonly found in soda cans, water bottles, and some paper products— is processed differently in children on the autism spectrum. According to […]

Man with autism in court after arsenal of firearms found in home

Blackpool, England – A man with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is currently in court facing charges after law enforcement officials found an arsenal of firearms and ammunition in his home. Neil Incorvaya, a 48 year old Marton resident, was known to be a hoarder who had over 50 vehicles, cellular phones and other collectibles when […]