Autism in the News – Thursday, 12.09.10
Children With Autism Improve After Taking Group-Based Program Focusing on Social Development, Researchers Say (WebMD)
A six-month, group-based early intervention program with a special emphasis on social development can improve some of the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in children as young as 2, according to a study in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Read more.
Autism Speaks Funded Bullying Program Featured on CNN (TVEyes)
The study Autism Speaks is paying for a study, they want to get the empirical evidence that kids on the Autism spectrum are more likely to be bullied. but everybody whose trying to help these kids says it does happen more. Read more.
Sensitive Santa provides seasonal sensation for children with autism (ABC Newspapers)
Shane Sullivan appeared uncertain about sitting on Santa’s lap. After a quiet greeting from Mrs. Claus, the 12-year-old boy examined a poster of suggested seating arrangements, then cautiously stepped toward the jolly old elf. Read more.
Autism could be detected objectively (The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Students are collaborating with members of Harvard University Medical School to extend their practices and advance cures to further develop autism testing. Read more.
Autism services to be reformed (UK)
Autistic people will see services brought into the mainstream by changes to the way they are treated, it has been claimed. Read more.