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Autism study shows effectiveness of early intervention (The Sacramento Bee): A study by a professor at the University of California, Davis, has found that early diagnosis and one-on-one, parent-led treatment programs can help reduce autism symptoms over a long time period. The research followed 39 Seattle-area children two years after they completed a two-year program known as the Early Start Denver Model.

Charter commission learns lessons from First Place’s challenges: The state commission governing charter schools has faced a tough beginning with First Place Scholars in Seattle. Some say the group has done the best it could, but others argue the commission could have looked to others states to anticipate problems here.

WSU president leaves lasting legacy of accomplishments: The university has created the Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founders Fund to honor president Elson Floyd, who died on Saturday.

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