Autism in the News – Tuesday, 11.30.10
Old racing horse is a winner with autistic boys (Los Angeles Times)
Spot the Diplomat had an undistinguished career on the track, but is a champion to the Hays family, which sees his remarkable influence on young brothers Jack and Dylan. Read more.
New research sheds light on early signs of autism, treatment (Houston, Texas)
Doctors and scientists say new research could be promising for families dealing with autism. The research centers around early intervention and how it could decrease the severity of the disorder. Read more.
Bill to mandate insurance coverage for autism has a chance in lame duck, says Lt. Gov.-elect Brian Calley (mlive.com)
Lt. Gov.-elect Brian Calley will make a last-minute push Tuesday to require insurers to cover autism treatments when he urges the Senate Republican caucus to put the legislation to a vote. Read more.
Fraser and Delta Dental of Minnesota Partner on iPhone App (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Fraser, a Minnesota nonprofit serving children and adults with special needs, and Delta Dental of Minnesota recently made available the My Healthy Smile app for iPhones and iPods. Read more.
Both Sides of the Table (Laguna Nigel Patch)
On a daily basis, I sit across the table from the parents of my students. Usually, I’m letting them know if their child meets the criteria of a handicapping condition, which would make them eligible for special-education services. This is only part of my role as a school psychologist. Read more.