Autism in the News – 09.03.10
Autism Finding Could Lead to Simple Urine Test (LABMATE)
Children with autism have a different chemical fingerprint in their urine than non-autistic children, according to new research* carried out at Imperial College London and the University of South Australia. Findings suggest that a simple urine test might provide a way to determine whether or not a young child has autism, which would enable them to receive assistance, such as advanced behavioural therapy, earlier in their development than is currently possible. Read more.
Federal grant will help Vermont schools address autism (Montpelier, V.T.)
Education officials say a federal grant will help Vermont schools better serve the rapidly growing number of students with autism. Read more.
Info session set for families of children with disabilities (The Franklin News Post)
Families of children with disabilities in Franklin County will have the opportunity on Saturday, Sept. 25 to learn about the services available to them, state and federal regulations for students with disabilities, and how to help their children set goals for themselves. Read more.
Disability forum on 10-year plan (Australia)
Issues, such as respite, funding for more staff and recognising the signs of autism at an early age in children are examples of the type of feedback the Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs, Annastacia Palaszczuk, is seeking from the 2010 Shared Visions regional forums held throughout Queensland. Read more.
Campaign to safeguard Peterhead care service gets under way (UK)
A north-east community mounted a campaign last night to safeguard a care service which provides accommodation and support for people with profound disabilities. Read more.