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    The Autism Puzzle: April 2014 - Part 1

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    The Autism Puzzle: April 2014 - Part 7

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    The Autism Puzzle: April 2014 - Part 2

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    The Autism Puzzle: April 2014 - Part 3

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    The Autism Puzzle: April 2014 - Part 4

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    Resources From April 23 Edition Of The Autism Puzzle

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    Inside Newly-Expanded Westerville Autism Center Video included

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    Nationwide Children's Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Westerville recently received a new makeover as workers try to keep up with the need. More>>

    YouTube May Help Diagnose Kids With Autism Video included

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    YouTube may become an outlet used by doctors when diagnosing children with autism. More>>

    Kids Get Involved With Autism Awareness Cookie Kick-Off

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    In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, children decorated cookies at Nationwide Children's Hospital Friday morning. More>>

    Autism Rate Now 1 In 68 Children

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    The government increased its autism estimate on Thursday to 1 in 68 U.S children. More>>

    Autism May Be Tied To Flawed Prenatal Brain Growth

    A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases. More>>

    Medicaid Buy-In For Workers With Disabilities (MBIWD) Program

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    MBIWD is an Ohio Medicaid program that provides health care coverage to working Ohioans with disabilities. MBIWD was created to encourage Ohioans with disabilities to work and still keep their health care coverage. More>>

    Gov. Kasich's Autism Insurance Directive To Begin January 2014

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    Governor John Kasich's directive adds autism services to the Essential Health Benefits package for plans in Ohio as provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ohio could designate what must be included More>>

    State Of Ohio To Provide ABA Treatment

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    Many parents have asked me how to access ABA now that Ohio has been ordered to provide it to children. More>>

    Columbus Walk Now For Autism Speaks

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    Nearly 20,000 people will gather at Huntington Park this Sunday for the 2013 Walk Now For Autism Speaks Columbus event. More>>

    Resources From Oct. 9 Edition Of The Autism Puzzle

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    Young adults with autism less likely to have jobs, live independently

    Young adults with autism are less likely to find work or live on their own than their peers with other kinds of disabilities, two new studies show. More>>

    Genetic condition may be mistaken for autism in some kids

    Some children diagnosed with autism may actually have a genetic deletion disorder instead, according to a new study. More>>

    What is 'play' to a child with autism?

    When free to choose, kids with autism pick games that engage their senses and avoid games that ask them to pretend, a new study finds. More>>

    More links seen between autism, ADHD

    Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 20 times more likely to exhibit some traits of autism than children without ADHD, according to a new study. More>>

    Kids with autism benefit from early intervention, regardless of method

    For parents of preschoolers with autism, finding a classroom program for their child may have just gotten a little easier. More>>

    Video game 'addiction' more likely with autism, ADHD

    Boys with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more at risk of addictive video game use than typically developing boys, according to new research. More>>

    Extra brain fluid may predict autism diagnosis

    Babies who have extra fluid around their brains may be more likely to be diagnosed with autism later, a new study suggests. More>>

    Minority kids with autism less likely to use specialty services

    Black and Hispanic children with autism are markedly less likely than children from white families to receive specialty care for complications tied to the disorder, a new study finds. More>>

    For kids with autism, a day at the races with NASCAR

    In one key way, Brandon Brooking is like millions of other 16-year-old American boys: He loves NASCAR. More>>

    Report: Autism & Other Disabilities, Health In Ohio

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    The Autism Society of Ohio has been working with Ohio Disability and Health Program and a great new report has just been released. More>>

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    • The Autism Puzzle Contributors

      The Autism Puzzle Contributors

      Get to know the experts in the autism community who contribute to the content and resources found on TheAutismPuzzle.org.
      Get to know the experts in the autism community who contribute to the content and resources found on TheAutismPuzzle.org.
    • Community Support

      Community Support

      Parents, friends and relatives of those affected by the autism spectrum may need to reach out to others in the community for support, education, and advocacy. Check out this list of some autism support groups in Ohio.
      Parents, friends and relatives of those affected by the autism spectrum may need to reach out to others in the community for support, education, and advocacy. Check out this list of some autism support groups in Ohio.
    • Resources

      Resources

      Need to find a resource in the Autism community in Central Ohio? Check our listing.
      Need to find a resource in the Autism community in Central Ohio? Check our listing.
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