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Across the country, one in every 59 children born today will be diagnosed with autism. Now in Virginia they can no longer be denied healthcare by insurance companies.

Lawmakers in Richmond are hoping to expand health insurance coverage to children with autism.

University of Virginia

Humans depend on six senses to help them navigate the world – sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and our sense of position and movement.  Now, a scientist at the University of Virginia is suggesting we may have a seventh sense – a theory that has landed him on the cover of Scientific American and Nature magazine. 

His discovery could have important implications for the treatment of diseases, including Alzheimer’s and autism.

Dan Addison, University of Virginia Communications

Is there a link between Autism Spectrum Disorders and what’s in the gut of the mother? 

New research from the UVA School of Medicine suggests that connection.

A showing of the space adventure movie, Guardians of the Galaxy in Blacksburg will be “Autism Friendly.”

Lights in the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg will be low but not off and so will the sound.  There’ll be no trailers before the show starts and patrons are allowed to bring their own food. Standing up or moving around the theater while the movie is on will also be allowed; A comfortable atmosphere not only for people with Autism.