Autism in the News – Wednesday, 12.01.10
PBAU names Eileen Burns, Suzanne Wright as Women of Distinction (Palm Beach Daily News)
Anybody and everybody who knows Eileen Burns and Suzanne Wright will tell you that they’re distinguished. Now, it’s official. Read more.
Cell Dysfunction May Play Part in Autism (HealthDay News)
Autistic children are much more likely to have defects in a cellular structure called the mitochondria, which is responsible for producing the energy used by brain cells, preliminary research finds. Read more.
Pasadena ISD bus monitor gets 15 years in sex assault (Pasadena, Calif.)
A severely autistic 13-year-old boy sexually assaulted while strapped to a school bus seat was unable to get away from his attacker, a man hired to protect him on the ride, the child’s father said. Read more.
Bill to mandate insurance coverage for autism has a chance in lame duck, says Lt. Gov.-elect Brian Calley (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
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.
Teenager with autism found safe in Temecula (Temecula, Calif.)
Authorities said an autistic teenager who went missing early Tuesday morning was found unharmed in Temecula. Detectives said 16-year-old Steven Gonzales was found about a mile away from his home at another residence. Read more.