Autism in the News – 01.06.11
Court Ruling Finds Regulator Overstepped on Autism (Los Angeles, Calif.)
State regulators shouldn’t have sent health insurers a memo on how to handle complaints about autism treatments because it was tantamount to issuing a regulation without it being properly vetted, a judge has ruled. Read more.
Shaky evidence behind massage therapy for autism (Reurters Health)
Massage has become a fairly popular alternative therapy for autism, but there is only limited evidence suggesting it is helpful, a new research review shows. Read more.
Retracted autism study an ‘elaborate fraud,’ British journal finds (CNN)
A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an “elaborate fraud” that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday. Read more.
Edmonton to host autism Family Night (Canada)
One Edmonton family knows all about the hardships that come with autism. “Everything is done differently, every moment in your life is different,” said Manar Armoush of Edmonton, mother to autistic eight-year-old son Sultan. “Everyone has to participate to make things run smoothly.” Read more.
Colorado State University Students with Autism, Aspergers and Traumatic Brain Injury get Partnered with Other CSU Student Mentors (Fort Collins, Colo.)
More than 100 Colorado State University students fall somewhere on the spectrum of autism and Asperger’s syndrome or have experienced traumatic brain injuries. A $2.3 million grant to CSU now gives these students an opportunity to learn to navigate academic and social situations with the help of fellow students. Read more.