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Autism Awareness in the News - CNN Story - April 7, 2010

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For Autism Awareness Month we are seeing a LOT of great stories in the news. Here is one that appeared on CNN this week:

(CNN) -- Like many parents, Shannon Kinninger spends a lot of time chauffeuring her children around town.

"We are always on the go," says Kinninger.

On Mondays, Kinninger takes her son Justin to gymnastics. Every week, the Fayetteville, Georgia, fourth-grader trains one-on-one with his coach, Rob Chontos.

"I like the balance beam," says Justin, 9.

Chontos encourages Justin to stretch his lower back muscles and build his upper body strength. For Justin, gymnastics is not only fun, it's also therapeutic.

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Tags: News of the Week Newsletter Autism 9 April 2010