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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 7 – Friday, April 11

Autism Awareness Month: Autism-vaccine concerns remain widespread (Disability Scoop) A new Harris Poll survey finds that 1 in 3 parents believe that vaccines can cause autism, despite the link being widely discredited by the scientific community. In the poll of … Continue reading

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Deron Williams Lights It Up for Autism Awareness

Autism Speaks and NBA player Deron Williams teamed up earlier this month to promote Autism Awareness. On April 6, Williams, who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, served as a special ambassador during an autism awareness event at the Barclays Center. … Continue reading

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Campuses Light Up for Autism Awareness

The Autism Speaks organization is encouraging college campuses to get involved with Autism Awareness Month through its Autism U Campaign. Autism U is a collective effort among institutions of higher learning to get students and student organizations to partake in … Continue reading

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World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2013 marked the sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). WAAD was adopted on December 18, 2007 by the United Nations General Assembly marking it as only one of four official health-specific United Nations Days. Autism, which affects … Continue reading

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NIDRR-funded research on Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

April is Autism Awareness Month and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has a long history of funding research on autism and autism spectrum disorders.  A search of the NIDRR program database located a total of 29 … Continue reading

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Resources: Products, devices, and other technologies related to autism

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, we searched the ABLEDATA database to locate products, devices, and other technologies related to autism. Assistive technologies support people with autism at school, at work, and at home. Products found in our search included … Continue reading

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