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What Can NJ Do about Autism?
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What Can NJ Do to Research the Causes of Autism?

Jim was reading a report from NorthJersey.com that states that New Jersey has the highest rate of Autism in the country. A reported 1 in 45 children are stricken with the developmental disability.

As a reference, the nationwide average is 1in every 68 c

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(Uriel Sinai, Getty Images)
(Uriel Sinai, Getty Images)
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Thousands Blow ‘Bubbles 4 Autism’ [AUDIO]

In an effort to raise awareness for autism, schools, businesses, commissioners and staff from six state agencies and others worldwide will assemble and blow bubbles today.

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Missing poster for Avonte Oquendo
Missing poster for Avonte Oquendo, 14-year-old NYC boy with autism (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Autism on the Rise, Says Federal Report [AUDIO]

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the rate of autism in U.S. children has gone up by 30 percent in the last two years, from 1 in 88 then to 1 in 68 now.

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Marc Rich's "Rich Foundation"
A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy (David Silverman, Newsmakers)
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US Autism Estimate Grows to 1 in 68 Children

The government is increasing its estimate of how many children have autism to 1 in 68.

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Cast of Pawn Stars surprise young fan with Autism
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‘Pawn Stars’ Surprise Fan with Autism [VIDEO]

A boy with Autism was such a big fan of the show 'Pawn Stars' that he sent them his Game Boy just to sell something to the show. What he got in return from the show's cast was absolutely priceless that he'll remember for a lifetime.

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Flickr User Peretzpup
Flickr User Peretzpup
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Groups Raise Awareness About Autism Wandering Incidents [AUDIO]

Amidst two high-profile cases of autistic teenagers wandering off, two organizations are banding together to raise awareness on the issue.

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School Classroom
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Creating a Classroom for Children With Disorders [AUDIO]

Creating a classroom that can be successful for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders and ADD/ADHD can be challenging. But one mother is trying to change that with an upcoming seminar for families and educators in Ocean County.

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Autism Study Underway at Rutgers University [AUDIO]

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New research published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry by scientists at Rutgers University and The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio, reveals that there is a genetic link connecting family members with autism like Lorenzo Miodus-Santini to those like his brother, Christian, who have specific language impairment characterized by speech and language difficulties that can't be explained by cognitive or physical problems.

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Heartless Letter Sent to the Mother of an Autistic Child [PHOTO/VIDEO]

The unfortunate truth is that there are a few cruel and mean people that are among us. What's worse, is that most of them are ignorant. This is a mixture for the situation the mother of an autistic child is dealing with.

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Watch the viewing of the NJ film 'West End' this weekend in Asbury Park
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‘West End’ Movie Partners Up for Special Fundraiser in Wall NJ

Dennis and Judi had the great fortune to have a very special part in an award-winning, Jersey-based film entitled 'West End.' This Saturday, August 10th, the creators of 'West End' are teaming up for a very special fundraising event.

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