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So much is happening in the world of autism—from news reports, to new scientific developments and information on the latest research studies—that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. The Autism Consortium eNewsletter will keep you informed and up-to-date on important news, events and studies.

April 26, 2012
Autism Awareness Day at the State House

Please join AFAM during their Annual Autism Awareness Day at the State House on Monday, April 9, 2012 from 9:30 am - noon to help make a difference for those with autism spectrum disorders.

Autism Awareness Day is an event where parents, advocates and educators unite to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and meet with legislators... Read More



April 26, 2012
1 in 88

Stephanie Loranger, PhD

About 1 in 88 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last month (March 30, 2012). The new numbers represent an increase of 23 percent since the last report issued by the CDC two years ago in 2009. 

The data come from the Autism and... Read More


Tags: Research;

April 18, 2012
A Decade Later

by Bernadette Murphy Bentley


We all remember the moment when we heard for the first time that our precious child had an ASD. I can still see the blue and yellow flowers of the chair I was sitting on, I can still hear the words of the therapist as she nervously told me. And I can still feel the intense emotion as I realized nothing in our... Read More


Tags: Family Perspective;

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