Autism in the News – Monday, 08.30.10
In With the In Crowd (The Tablet)As I write this, kids are going back to school almost everywhere but in New York City. The first day of school isn’t until September 8 here, and thanks to Rosh Hashanah, our second day isn’t until September 13. I think our last day of school this year will be around Tisha B’Av. Read more.
2010 Emmy Winners List: Temple Grandin And Glee Rule The Night (Current Movie Reviews)
The 2010 Emmy Awards brought autism to the spotlight with Temple Grandin winning 5 awards and gave the hit TV series Glee some bragging rights with two. Temple Grandin is a HBO movie that shows how autism can be overcome. The story of Temple is truly an inspirational one and HBO did a great job with the movie. Read more.
Weston mom works to overcome obstacles of childhood conditions (Weston, Wis.)
Melissa Mittelsteadt considers herself a modern mom who wears many hats. One hat, however, took a little longer to grow into. Read more.
Brain’s default mode network may hold key to better psychiatric diagnoses (Los Angeles Times)
A series of studies published in recent years suggests that in people with depression, autism, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder, the default mode network, that curious pattern of brain activity that ramps up when we daydream, works differently than it does in healthy control subjects. Read more.
Exercise programs geared for autism (Chicago Daily Herald)
The Fox Valley Special Recreation Association will offer exercise programs to youths and adults with autism spectrum disorders beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1. Read more.