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Autism cuts hurt Tennessee toddlers

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One of only two early Autism detection centers in Middle Tennessee will lose all state money on Sept. 3.

WAVES specializes in the evaluation and treatment for preschool autism. The not-for-profit has helped 179 autistic children over the past three years.

Families who use the WAVES program in Franklin, TN said it's been a lifesaver.

"At two years old, my son couldn't speak, couldn't communicate, he would get so frustrated, it was hard on everyone," said Lauren McIntyre.

Today, one year later, her son Ryan speaks, uses sign language and has solved many of his temper issues.


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