Autism in the News – 02.07.11
Washington should insure the futures of children with autism (The Seattle Times)
Autism is a challenging neurobiological condition that can leave families feeling overwhelmed, isolated and hopeless. Contributing to these troubles is the fact that in about half of U.S. states — Washington included — state laws don’t require health-insurance coverage for autism treatments. For thousands of families whose insurance policies are regulated by Washington state, this means they face a critical gap in coverage for their loved one. Read more.
Autism Awareness Month: Education key to stop the bullies (The Eastern Courier)
School students should be educated about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to reduce the rate of bullying of children with the developmental disorder, a leading academic says. Read more.
What it’s like to live with autism (Singapore)
Burger, fries, ice-cream. It was meant to be an unchanging fast-food sequence but things got hairy. Read more.
Schools adjusting to autism (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)
When Elizabeth Conrad started working seven years ago at an Upland preschool, there would be maybe one, if any, autistic children in her classes. Read more.
Family dog could aid autism therapy (St. Louis, Mo.)
Trained therapy dogs can make a big difference in the lives of some children with autism. But they’re also expensive. Read more.