Autism in the News – Tuesday, 09.28.10
PPACA: Commenters Ask for Commonsense Limits (National Underwriter)
Affordable Care Act implementation guidelines should let insurers and health plans impose sensible limits on use of medical services. Commenters representing insurers, insurance producers and health plans have made that argument in comment letters now posted on the website of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). Read more.
Autism Radio UK will “benefit hundreds” (UK)
It’s claimed that a niche radio station dedicated to the subject of autism will benefit hundreds of people. Autism Radio UK broadcasts from studios in North Staffordshire, and is believed to be the first project of its kind in the UK. Read more.
Rain Fails to Dampen Philanthropy at Kresge Krew Event (Kingsport, Tenn.)
The Kresge Krew Charity Pro-Am returned to Ridgefields Country Club for the second straight year on Monday and for the second time in as many years, the PGA pros in town to raise money for Autism Awareness had to dodge raindrops while raising money for the charity created by Cliff Kresge and his wife, Kingsport-native. Read more.
Boy with autism tapped as Oktoberfest royalty (La Crosse Tribune)
Jonah Cowgill was 19 months old when he stopped. He stopped talking and would go off on his own. He stopped playing with his toys. “Within two weeks he disappeared,” his mother, Shelly Cowgill, said. Read more.
Autistic Teen Clings to Life After Stabbing (Modesto, Calif)
Neighbors of the mother accused of repeatedly stabbing her autistic son say they had only known the suspect as a devoted mother and autism activist who loved her son more than anything. Read more.