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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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Handing over money
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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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(Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
(Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
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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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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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