Autism in the News – Wednesday, 09.08.10
Learning-Disabled Enrollment Dips After Long Climb (Education Week)
After decades of what seemed to be an inexorable upward path, the number of students classified as learning-disabled declined from year to year over much of the past decade—a change in direction that is spurring debates among experts about the reasons why. Read more.
Bank to stage coffee morning to help children with autism (UK)
A cofee morning in aid of a charity for children with autism and their families will be held in Clitheroe on Tuesday. Read more.
The promise of genetics and autism (Psychology Today)
This summer, the Autism Genome Project announced the discovery of several new genes that are implicated in autism. Their report is the culmination of a study that compared genetic data from 1,000 people with autism to a slightly larger number of non-autistic controls. The results are fascinating. Read more.
Helping Kids with Feeding Problems (Star Tribune)
When an infant or older child has difficulty with feeding, the whole family is affected, and fearful parents aren’t sure how to help. Speech-language pathologists work in teams with other professionals to help children with feeding disorders thrive by reducing their sensitivity to textures and teaching children how to chew and swallow. Read more.
Soft Clothing (ABC Local News)
Soft is a clothing line geared towards all children but specifically those with sensitivity to the texture and feel of clothing, a common symptom of Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorder. Soft aims to provide comfort and style for all children. Read more.