Autism in the News – Tuesday, 04.27.10
Help sought locating missing man with autism (Venice, Fla.)
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man who suffers from autism. Read more.
Measured doses of fact, friction in ‘Vaccine War’ (Boston.com)
There are no bad guys in “The Vaccine War,’’ no hiss-worthy villains who make it easy to decide which side we’re on. Read more.
Psychiatrist says Odgren not delusional (Woburn, Mass.)
After weeks of gruesome testimony and assertions of insanity, a state-certified psychiatrist told jurors yesterday that John Odgren was well aware of his actions and the consequences when he fatally stabbed a fellow student in the boys bathroom at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School three years ago. Read more.
Student fights to overcome autism (The Rocky Mountain Collegian)
By all appearances, Patrick McCaffrey seems like your average CSU student. He has a girlfriend, is a freshman having fun in the dorms and is adjusting to college life. Read more.
Child Health Director Has Background in Genetics (NYT.com)
Dr. Alan Guttmacher, a Harvard-trained geneticist and pediatrician, is the new acting director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the federal agency that finances research into child and maternal health. Dr. Guttmacher, 60, previously worked with Francis Collins on the Human Genome Project and then as the deputy director of the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. We spoke for three hours in his Bethesda, Md., offices and then later by telephone. An edited version of the conversations follows. Read more.
Autistic Surfer Clay Marzo Masters Waves but Struggles on Land (ABCNews.com)
When pro-surfer Clay Marzo rides the waves off Maui’s coast, it’s hard to imagine that a man so gifted in the water could struggle so much on land. Read more.