Autism in the News – 01.26.11
Autistic man’s confinement was abuse: province (Canada)
An autistic man was locked in a room at a special care home in Nova Scotia for 15 days, sometimes urinating in the corner when nobody knew he needed to go to the washroom, says his mother and staff at the facility. Read more.
Autism-vaccine article by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. removed from Salon.com’s website (Los Angeles Times)
The assertion that autism is linked to childhood vaccinations has run and run, even as study after study has failed to find such a link, either with MMR vaccines or ones containing thimerosal, an organic compound that contains mercury. Read more.
Michigan lawmakers renew fight for autism coverage (The Times Herald)
Michigan lawmakers are renewing efforts to require the offering of insurance coverage for certain autism treatments. Read more.
Miami Companies Join to Benefit Autism Research (Miami, Fla.)
Sedano’s stores in conjunction with IMUSA will initiate the Puzzle Piece Fundraising campaign from Feb. 2, 2011 through March 2, 2011 to raise awareness and funds for Autism research. Sedano’s customers will be invited to purchase a $1 puzzle piece as a donation. Read more.
Family of autistic man shot by police wins case (SF Gate)
A civil jury found in favor of a family Monday that sued the city of Los Angeles after an autistic relative was shot and killed by a police officer. Read more.