Autism’s mysterious rise

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Autism’s mysterious rise

Prevalence in state higher than national average
Alyssa Dinger, 8, working on her iPad at home after school, was diagnosed with autism at age 4. Alyssa’s mother, Angie Dinger said, “Prior to kindergarten, we spent a lot of time learning and researching so we advocated to have Alyssa included in a general-education classroom with her age-appropriate peers.”
Alyssa Dinger, who has autism, shares a quiet moment at home with her mother, Angie Dinger.
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Community Connections, a nonprofit organization serving more than 250 families each year, provides services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, including an early-intervention program. Visit its website at www.cci-colorado.org/ for more information.
NOHARM Foundation, Natural Options for Healing and Reclaiming Medicine, offers a program to assist families with autistic children. The nonprofit group offers an inexpensive plan for removing toxic foods, while integrating healthful options for alleviating symptoms of autism through nutrition. Shauna Young, doctor of philosophy in natural sciences and a certified traditional naturopath, believes the common factor in cases of autism spectrum disorder, come from processed food and a high consumption of manganese. Visit its website at www.noharmfoundation.org/ for more information.

Autism’s mysterious rise

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Alyssa Dinger, 8, working on her iPad at home after school, was diagnosed with autism at age 4. Alyssa’s mother, Angie Dinger said, “Prior to kindergarten, we spent a lot of time learning and researching so we advocated to have Alyssa included in a general-education classroom with her age-appropriate peers.”
Alyssa Dinger, who has autism, shares a quiet moment at home with her mother, Angie Dinger.
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