Autism in the News – Thursday, 11.04.10
Making Sense of Death and Autism (The New York Times)
It’s been three years since Liane Kupferberg Carter lost her father. While time has dimmed the pain, it hasn’t really helped her explain things to her son, Mickey, who misses his grandfather. Read more.
Man faces prison for hurting girl, 8 (San Antonio, Texas)
A San Antonio man faces up to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty over the scalding of an 8-year-old girl with autism who had soiled herself. Read more.
Drug Shrinks Brain Tumors and Reduces Seizures in Children With Tuberous Sclerosis (Cincinnati, Ohio)
A drug used to treat advanced kidney cancer has now been shown to reduce a particular kind of brain tumor by at least 30 percent in patients with tuberous sclerosis—a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on vital organs. Read more.
‘Autism Gene’ Disrupts Brain Wiring (MedPageToday)
Children carrying a gene variant associated with autism showed a unique neural circuitry pattern in a small study, which could help explain the symptoms of the condition, the authors said. Read more.
Disability awareness ‘champions’ are honored (NorthJersey.com)
On a bright autumn morning last Friday, friends and family filled the Bergen County Freeholders’ meeting room at the county offices in Hackensack to cheer the honorees at this year’s Salute to Champions Breakfast. Read more.