Autism in the News – 02.01.11
The Decemberists – Meloy Opens Up About Autistic Son (Contactmusic.com)
The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy has told how his son’s battle with autism inspired a track on the band’s hit album ‘The King is Dead.’ Read more.
Program helps kids with disabilities ride bikes (Northbrook, Ill.)
A north suburban father of a child with autism created a bicycle program that is giving children and young adults with disabilities the ability to learn how to ride a bike. Read more.
Moral Reasoning A Struggle For Those With Autism, Study Finds (Disability Scoop)
Individuals with autism are more likely than others to assign blame based on a situation’s negative outcome — whether or not malice was intended — a new study suggests. Read more.
Boy raises money for school that helped him with autism (UK)
A boy who suffers from autism completed a sponsored walk this weekend to say thank-you to the Enfield school which has helped him over the past four years. Read more.
Infant bonobo Teco offers rare opportunity (DesMoines Register)
Today, Des Moines bonobo Teco celebrates eight months of life as scientists revel in the hope he will unlock new realms in ape communication and maybe even treatments for autism. Read more.