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April 02, 2008

Autism Awareness Day

Today is the world's first Autism Awareness Day. A lot of whnat is being said in the following stories rings true: that incidence seems to be between 1 in 100 and 1 in 150 children for all autism spectrum conditions, that it's a lifelong condition, with both its problems and  its rewards.

Fortunately, they've also left out any of that nonsense about it being caused either by the MMR vaccine or the mercury preservatives in vaccines.

Unfotunately, I haven't seen any references to the work of Simon Baron Cohen and his explanations for why it does happen.

World observes first autism awareness day
Inquirer.net - Philippines
The Autism Society of the Philippines, in partnership with SM-The Block, celebrates World Autism Awareness Day with a concert featuring Thristan “Tum Tum” ...
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First World Autism Awareness Day
Manila Bulletin - Philippines
THE General Assembly of the United Nations designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day beginning in 2008. On this day, member nations will seek to ...
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Easter Seals Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day With Campaign ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
"World Autism Awareness Day provides us with an opportunity to help raise awareness about autism services and treatments available to families today and the ...
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International Community marks World Autism Awareness Day
Student Operated Press - Vero Beach,FL,USA
Autism Speaks Co-Founders Bob and Suzanne Wright, along with other families affected by autism, will kick off World Autism Awareness Day with a visit to the ...
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Autism Awareness Day: One Boy, 3 Dogs, 27 Years
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
Today is Autism Awareness Day. Many parents of children with a diagnosis of autism won't be aware of this special day, set aside to bring to light the ...
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Autism Awareness Day
WITN TV - USA
This is the first world autism awareness day, adopted last year by the United Nations. It's meant to increase awareness of autism, a complex brain disorder ...
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World Autism Awareness Day
Tampa Bay's 10 - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
Ttoday is World Autism Awareness Day. It's a day to increase global awareness about autistism spectrum disorder. In the US, an estimated one in 150 children ...
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Autism Awareness Day observed today
CNN-IBN - New Delhi,India
New Delhi: Today is Autism Awareness Day and it is being marked in the world. But what picture comes to your mind when you think about an autistic child? ...
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Autism awareness: Every day a blessing and a struggle for couple ...
Lufkin Daily News - Lufkin,TX,USA
In observation of National Autism Awareness Day today, the Jones' were able to give a local insight into what it's like to treat a disease that affects ...
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Autism, Awareness, and April Fools Day
About - News & Issues - New York,NY,USA
And speaking of autism, awareness and politics: today is the first day of Autism Awareness Month, and the day before World Autism Awareness Day. ...
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World Autism Awareness Day and 'postcode lottery' for early years ...
 By Trisha xx(Trisha xx)
... with the challenges their lives will bring but also in helping parents and carers cope, understand and support the demands of their children. Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Let's hope that the Medway authorities are taking note.
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National Autism Awareness Day
 By Ginger Carter Miller, Ph.D.(Ginger Carter Miller, Ph.D.)
To this day, he can memorize and recite hundreds -- maybe more -- movie segments, song lyric, and NASCAR statistics If you have the chance to support an autism awareness group like Autism Speaks, I encourage you to do so.
Gluten Free in Georgia (and Florida) - http://gfingf.blogspot.com/

World Autism Awareness Day
 By Ellen(Ellen)
An organization called Autism Speaks has designated April 2 World Autism Awareness Day. For those of us who love someone with autism, it's an important opportunity to spread the word about this often devastating disorder. ...
Side Dish - http://ellenmeister.blogspot.com/

Autism Awareness Day
 By Landru(Landru)
Today has been designated as the first World Autism Awareness Day. You'll likely hear a lot about the topic today; CNN is devoting a day to a lot of coverage (unfortunately, some portion of it is going to be crap, for reasons I'll ...
You Are My Minions - http://minionses.blogspot.com/

On World Autism Awareness Day Have Hope But Do Not Sugar Coat ...
 By Autism Reality NB(Autism Reality NB)
History is being made today; the first World Autism Awareness Day as declared by the United Nations General Assembly. Qatar led the international effort to being about this result and that effort should not be overlooked or diminished. ...
Facing Autism in New Brunswick - http://autisminnb.blogspot.com/

World Autism Awareness Day
On the first World Autism Awareness Day, we pause to reaffirm our commitment to    protecting the health of children in our country and throughout the world.

World Autism Awareness Day » Right Pundits
The United Nations has designated April 2, 2008, as World Autism Awareness Day.    Watch the video. I am the mother of a child with autism, and Right Pundits ...

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ITYM, Autism awareness day began just over thirty hours ago in New Zealand and will last for another seventeen hours or so in ... Oh, never mind :-)

Posted by: Alan Peakall | Apr 2, 2008 6:09:12 PM