Autism in the News – Tuesday, 06.29.10
Combo shot boosts kids’ fever-related seizure risk (CNN.com)
Children who get a combination of measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox vaccines in one shot are at a slightly increased risk of getting a fever-related seizure, compared with children getting two separate shots – one containing measles, mumps and rubella and the another containing the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Read more.
Annapolis agency helps autistic children speak (Annapolis, Md.)
Two years ago, Stephen Hartman planned to shoot a video showing different stages of autism, but he got sidetracked at Syracuse University. Read more.
Swimmer’s confidence bubbles to surface (Ind.)
Without saying a word, Ryan Brogan climbed atop a starting block in lane 3 and slipped a pair of black goggles over his eyes. Three teammates had picked him to lead their 200-meter medley relay practice session. He crossed his arms and gazed into the rippling water. Read more.
Autistic boy (10) appeals education funding ruling (Ireland)
The family of an autistic boy has appealed a High Court refusal to compel the State to provide funding for his specific educational needs, writes Tim Healy. Read more.