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Diagnosing Autism and Supporting College Students with Autism

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New research from the CDC estimates one in 59 children has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Rebecca Landa of the Kennedy Krieger Institute explains that detecting autism requires piecing together behavioral symptoms, as well as tracing family and developmental history. 

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute will hold its 18th annual conference on October 11-12 in Timonium, MD. 

Then: kids with autism grow into college students with autism. At Towson University, a program called COLA aims to help them better transition to campus life. We hear about the different it is making in the classroom and the dorm room. The COLA program is under the umbrella of services offered by the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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