Autism in the News – Friday, 11.05.10
Son and Father Pierce Autism’s Veil (The New York Times)
Neighbors, friends and teachers were dropping hints — some subtle, others pointed, even cruel — that something was not right with Timothy Archibald’s first child, Elijah. Read more.
Turning over a new leaf (UK)
The great outdoors is an unknown world for many inner-city children. But as Meabh Ritchie reports, a project on the outskirts of London shows them that the wonders of nature can be enjoyed right on their doorstep. Read more.
Vaccination Rates Down Among High-Income Children (Consumer Affairs)
According to the new State of Health Care Quality report, which examined quality data from over 1,000 health plans that collectively cover 118 million Americans, childhood vaccination rates in 2009 declined by almost four percentage points in commercial plans. Read more.
Mum Chases After Firework Prank Youths (UK)
A Pebsham mum was so angry when teenagers blew up a pumpkin by her front door that she jumped into her car to chase after them. Read more.
Innovative Training for Autism Treatment Gets European Recognition (UK)
A pioneering training program for autism treatment that was developed in Northern Ireland has been recognised as an example of excellence by the European Commission’s Life-long Learning Programme. Read more.