Captain Corey Ciampa, center, who suffers from autism, (Credit: Newsday / James Carbone)

Captain Corey Ciampa, center, who suffers from autism, is surrounded by family and friends, including his mother, Caroline, right, and his father Bill, during a walk for autism at Jones Beach.

Families with autism

Captain Corey Ciampa, center, who suffers from autism,
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Captain Corey Ciampa, center, who suffers from autism, is surrounded by family and friends, including his mother, Caroline, right, and his father Bill, during a walk for autism at Jones Beach.

A walk for Autism at Jones Beach for
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A walk for Autism at Jones Beach for Autumn, 5, right, in the arms of her mother, Kirsten, and her sister Ava, 2, in her father John's arms, left. Both sisters suffer from Autism, in which the family from Selden said support from their family and friends helps a great deal.

Evelyn Ain of Oyster Bay, the mother of
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Evelyn Ain of Oyster Bay, the mother of 7-year-old Matthew, who has an autism-related condition, said the new approach could lead to excessive diagnoses. "I think it's a very good idea, but I am very concerned about why they're doing it," said Ain, editor of Spectrum, a magazine she founded for parents of children with autism. "What kind of training and experience do pediatricians have, looking for autism or anything to do with developmental delays?

Jackson Louie, 9, plays with his drum set
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Jackson Louie, 9, plays with his drum set in the playroom at his home in Dix Hills, NY.

Jackson Louie, 9, plays in the playroom at
(Credit: Newsday / Paul J. Bereswill)

Jackson Louie, 9, plays in the playroom at his home in Dix Hills, NY.

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Jackson Louie, 9, plays with his drum set
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Jackson Louie, 9, plays with his drum set in the playroom at his home in Dix Hills, NY.

Connor, 12, and his bother Bryan Murdock-Gould,16, pose
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Connor, 12, and his bother Bryan Murdock-Gould,16, pose with their specialists teachers from Mosaic (left to right) Kikelomo Ogundiran, Jessica Zilski-Pineno, Melissa Lopez, and Sabrina Bellamy in Port Washington on Friday, August 03, 2007. David and Lauretta Murdock-Gould, director of the the Lauretta Murdock School, have two sons who are autistic. He says finding genes for autism is great but he needs better answers now.

Connor, 12, and his bother Bryan Murdock-Gould,16, share
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Connor, 12, and his bother Bryan Murdock-Gould,16, share a hug at their home in Port Washington on Friday, August 03, 2007. David and Lauretta Murdock-Gould, director of the the Lauretta Murdock School, have two sons who are autistic. He says finding genes for autism is great but he needs better answers now. Gould also wants to know whether communities is prepared to put in place those services that will aid autistic children as they grow older.

Connor, 12, and his bother Bryan Murdock-Gould,16, pose
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Connor, 12, and his bother Bryan Murdock-Gould,16, pose with their parents Lauretta and David Murdock-Gould at their home in Port Washington on Friday, August 03, 2007. David and Lauretta Murdock-Gould, director of the the Lauretta Murdock School, have two sons who are autistic. He says finding genes for autism is great but he needs better answers now. Gould also wants to know whether communities is prepared to put in place those services that will aid autistic children as they grow older.

Connor, 12, and his bother Bryan Murdock-Gould,16, pose
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Connor, 12, and his bother Bryan Murdock-Gould,16, pose with their parents Lauretta and David Murdock-Gould at their home in Port Washington on Friday, August 03, 2007.

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