Autism in the News – Tuesday, 06.01.10
‘Friends’ artist promotes autism awareness in Plant City (Plant City, Fla.)
Jules Burt, a Plant City artist known for her work on the set of the popular “Friends” television show, once again is promoting autism awareness. Read more.
Parents Play Key Role in Autism Treatment (Chicago, Ill.)
New research on behavioral treatment for autism has been released by the Chicago Children’s Clinic, advancing previous findings that parents can play a critical role in a child’s autism treatment. The clinic, which provides specialized services for children with autism spectrum disorders, presented its findings at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in Philadelphia on May 21. Read more.
More help for autistic adults (Singapore)
With an estimated 30,000 people in Singapore with autism but only about 15 per cent of autism adults who are able to hold down jobs, the Autism Resource Centre (ARC) has turned its attention to help these autism individuals in the older age group. Read more.
Police: Autistic Boy Attacked By Teens At Idlewild (Ligonier, Penn.)
Police in Westmoreland County are investigating after a 10-year-old boy who has autism was attacked at a local amusement park. Read more.
Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism Found Helpful (EmaxHealth)
Yoga therapy can help autistic children mainly with creating a bond between the teacher and the student, developing a foundation of mutual trust and friendship. A combination of poses, breathing and deep relaxation can help promote social interaction, provide sensory integration, increase overall health, and aid the development of body awareness and concentration. Read more.
The parental stress behind autism (New York, N.Y.)
Parents stressed out from hectic lives and neglected or volatile marriages are putting their kids’ health at risk, too. Parental stress may be a major factor in many childhood problems, including even autism and asthma. Read more.
Drug could get into the autistic mind (NewScientist)
Can people with autism take a pill to improve their social skills? For the first time, drugs are being tested that could address the social difficulties associated with autism and other learning disorders by tackling some of the brain chemistry thought to underlie them. Read more.