Autism in the News – Tuesday, 03.09.10
Childhood: 1 in 4 Parents Link Autism to Vaccines (NYT.com)
Most parents believe that vaccines protect their children against disease, but one in four think some vaccines cause autism in healthy children, and nearly one in eight have refused at least one recommended vaccine, a new study has found. Read more.
Autism baseball league a hit San Dimas (San Dimas, Calif.)
In what may be the first of its kind in the area, a local mother has started a baseball league for children with autism. Read more.
Ellen Gray: ‘Apprentice’: ‘Best, worst, craziest,’ but for a good cause (Philly.com)
You could say that Holly Robinson Peete went into NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” with her eyes wide open. Read more.
U.S. Supreme Court to hear vaccine case (Mt. Lebanon, Penn.)
For most of their 18-year-old daughter Hannah’s life, Russell and Robalee Bruesewitz have been engaged in legal battle over compensation for her seizure disorder, which they believe was caused by a vaccine. Read more.
Family turns autism experiences into music (New York, N.Y.)
Having a child with autism can be challenging for families. But it can also be inspiring. Read more.
USC to Collaborate With Autism Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)
The Keck School of Medicine of USC has announced a collaboration with the Dan Marino Foundation and its Marino Autism Research Institute to support multidisciplinary research into the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Read more.