Autism in the News – Tuesday, 04.13.10
Missing 11-year-old girl found in Fla. (Winter Park, Fla.)
Authorities have found a central Florida girl who has been missing since Friday. Read more.
Human working memory is based on dynamic interaction networks in the brain (EurekAlert)
A research project of the Neuroscience Center of the University of Helsinki sheds light on the neuronal mechanisms sustaining memory traces of visual stimuli in the human brain. The results show that the maintenance of working memory is associated with synchronisation of neurons, which facilitates communication between different parts of the brain. On the basis of interaction between the brain areas, it was even possible to predict the subject’s individual working memory capacity. The results were published last week in the online version of the renowned journal PNAS. Read more.
Dog Helps Autistic Boy in School (Charlottesville, Va.)
A Charlottesville boy with autism is getting some help in school from a furry companion. Eight-year-old Jack Haynes and his service dog named Glory are joined by the tether system. Read more.
Teen’s state of mind is focus of murder trial (Boston, Mass.)
He said that he just exploded, that he could not control himself, prosecutors said. Read more.
Village autistic man will not face assault complaint charges (The Village, Okla.)
An autistic man who has seizures was jailed last week after displaying combative behavior in a hospital emergency room but will not face felony charges, a prosecutor said. Read more.
Georgia autism diagnosis rates rising faster than nation (Ga.)
The life Janel and Jason Schwartz anticipated for their little girl changed the day they learned she has an autism spectrum disorder. Read more.
Autistic Gilbert boy inspires cross-country teammates (Gilbert, Ariz.)
When Michael Taylor first told his parents he was trying out for the cross-country team, they were adamantly against it. Read more.