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Oct 16, 2012, 12:12 ET
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Eustacia Cutler, Mother of Temple Grandin Among Experts Set to Present at National Autism Conference Sponsored by OxyHealth, LLC

Autism experts from around the country will convene at the National Autism Conference (NAC) in Florida next month. The 4-day event presented...

Oct 08, 2012, 08:52 ET
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Findings Published Today In Pediatrics Show Half Of Children With Autism Wander From Safety

 A new study published today in Pediatrics found that approximately half of children with autism wander from a safe setting, a rate nearly...

Dec 19, 2011, 15:39 ET
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National Autism Association Applauds Harkin Bill to Protect Students from Restraint and Seclusion

 A federal bill introduced Friday to protect school children from dangerous, and sometimes deadly, restraint and seclusion practices has the...

Nov 01, 2011, 17:14 ET
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Special Events Lined Up For the 2011 National Autism Conference

          Family-friendly events include Kickboxing on the Beach with Tae Bo® Fitness...

Oct 24, 2011, 17:31 ET
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Autism Experts to Gather in Florida for the 2011 National Autism Conference

Autism experts will convene at the National Autism Conference (NAC) in Florida next month to cover everything from cutting-edge research to...

Oct 12, 2011, 10:36 ET
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Crowdrise Member Gets 'Ugly' For Autism, says National Autism Association

- What was meant to be a quick fundraiser for autism has turned into a creative collection of hair-raising twists to benefit a good cause. Joseph...

Sep 27, 2011, 17:46 ET

National Autism Association (NAA) Says Vinegar-Soaked Cotton Balls in Disabled Students' Mouths Underscores Need for 'Aversives' Ban

Monday night, in an effort to demonstrate inhumane practices known as "aversives" happening in special-ed classrooms across the county, school...

Sep 01, 2011, 12:18 ET
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Tae Bo® Creator, Billy Blanks® Will Lead Attempt to Break World Kickboxing Record

The National Autism Association (NAA) and fitness expert Billy Blanks® are putting out a call for people to gather in Tampa on October 1st,...

Jul 21, 2011, 10:17 ET
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National Autism Association Applauds Approval of Medical Diagnostic Code for Wandering

In a meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) held earlier this week, the approval of a new medical diagnosis code for...

Jul 13, 2011, 10:45 ET
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NAA Asks Facebook Users to Vote for Autism Family Assistance Programs

Vivint Gives Back Project provides opportunity for expanded programs benefitting families affected by autism The National Autism Association...

Jul 08, 2011, 11:45 ET
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New Study Confirms Role of Environment in the Development of Autism

NAA Calls NIH Autism Gene Search a Waste of Money, Says Focus Should be on Environmental Causation A study published this week again confirms...

Jun 14, 2011, 13:53 ET
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Joe's Crab Shack Partners with NAA to Assist Families Affected by Autism

The National Autism Association (NAA) announced today a partnership with Joe's Crab Shack restaurants across the nation. Beginning in June 2011...

May 10, 2011, 18:24 ET
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Study Reveals 83 Individuals with Autism Quietly Compensated by Federal Vaccine Injury Court

National Autism Association Calls for Immediate Congressional and Scientific Investigation Into Autism-Vaccine Link Despite numerous studies...

Apr 21, 2011, 12:44 ET
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National Autism Association Applauds Publication of Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011--2012

Latest edition of comprehensive treatments and therapies resource offers hope to individuals affected by autism The National Autism Association...

Apr 20, 2011, 15:59 ET
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New Research Finds Half of All Children With Autism Wander From Safety

Data Requested by National Autism Association Supports Urgent Need for Resources Almost one year after National Autism Association urged the...

Apr 20, 2011, 10:21 ET
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National Autism Association Announces the Launch of Its "Big Red Safety Box" Program to Combat Wandering

In an ongoing effort to combat the rise in wandering-related tragedies and deaths within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community, the...

Apr 02, 2011, 13:53 ET
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NAA Says Autism Awareness Month Points out Need for Better Treatments, Research and Services

Autism is a national health emergency, now affecting nearly 1% of America's children The National Autism Association (NAA) joins with...

Mar 17, 2011, 09:07 ET
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National Autism Association Says New Diagnostic Code Would Help Combat Deaths Among Children With Autism

The National Autism Association (NAA) today expressed its strong support of a diagnostic code for disabled minors that have a serious history of...

Mar 01, 2011, 09:55 ET
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National Autism Association Announces American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Autism Safety Toolkit Grant

The National Autism Association (NAA) today announced its receipt of a $50,000 grant from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) to...

Feb 23, 2011, 11:15 ET
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Supreme Court Ruling Abandons Vaccine-Injured Children, Threatens Vaccine Safety

Decision in Bruesewitz case leaves families with no hope of obtaining compensation from drug makers for vaccine injuries The National Autism...