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Proposed NJ bill would provide autism ID cards

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 45 children in New Jersey have been identified as Autism Spectrum Disorder. That is the highest rate in the nation.

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Is reclassification to blame for rise in autism?

It has long been believed that the increase in autism rates across New Jersey and the rest of the country is due, in part, to the improvements in diagnosis and classification.  A new study at Penn State University suggests as much.

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A new approach to care coordination for autistic kids

New Jersey has the highest rate of autism diagnosis in the nation. One out of every 45 children is found to have some type of condition on the autism spectrum. In response, the NJ Department of Health is funding studies to develop what's called the "Autism Health Needs Medical Home Pilot Project."

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Weird Al Yankovic performs ‘Yoda’ with girl with Autism – watch

Weird Al Yankovic performed on the "Night of Too Many Stars" on Comedy Central recently with a very special guest. 13-year-old Jodi DiPiazza, who has Autism, played piano and sang along to 'Yoda,' a Weird Al parody on the Kinks' hit Lola

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Food container chemical shows risk to autistic children in NJ study

A new study out of two New Jersey medical institutions is the first to report an association between BPA and autism.

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Understanding Autism – Why does NJ have the nation’s highest rate?

While the cause of autism remains a mystery researchers at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark are continuing to try and figure out why the Garden State's rate has increased over the past decade and remains the highest in the nation. 

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Autism walk fundraiser. (Andrew D. Bernstein, Autism Speaks via Getty Images)
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Autism Speaks to host shore walk kick-off

Autism Speaks invites the public to the kick-off dinner of one of its major annual fundraising walks in Long Branch.

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NJ continues to fund autism research

The Christie administration has announced $2.5 million in grants to fund programs that further autism research, treatment and services.

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Bill provides $1.3B for autism research

A new bill introduced in Washington would allocate $1.3 billion in funding for autism research and initiatives, as well as addressing the needs of autistic children who are "aging out" of current programs.

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A crime scene investigator and a detective carry a cage from a residence in Anaheim, Calif. An 11-year-old autistic boy who police suspect was kept in a cage has been removed from the home, and his parents have been arrested. (AP Photo/Kevin Warn)
A crime scene investigator and a detective carry a cage from a residence in Anaheim, Calif. An 11-year-old autistic boy who police suspect was kept in a cage has been removed from the home, and his parents have been arrested. (AP Photo/Kevin Warn)
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Autistic boy, 11, kept in cage, Calif. police say

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The parents of a severely autistic boy were arrested after investigators determined the 11-year-old had been kept in a large metal cage, possibly to control his violent outbursts, authorities said Wednesday.

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