Autism in the News – 02.17.11
Ark. House panel endorses bill for autism coverage (Little Rock, Ark.)
Speech therapist and behavior consultant Dayna Miller cried Tuesday as she told a silent group of Arkansas legislators about selling nearly everything she owned to get treatment for her autistic, 10-year-son. Read more.
Faulty testosterone cycle may explain male autism bias (New Scientist)
More men than women have autism – now we may know why. Sex hormones regulate a gene linked with the condition, making it more likely that males will accumulate testosterone in the dangerous amounts that are thought to lead to autism. Read more.
North Dakota Senate passes bill on autism center program (Bismarck, N.D.)
A proposed program to help those with autism spectrum disorder and their families unanimously passed the state Senate on Wednesday. Read more.
How one mother copes with her son’s autism – Cafe owner Caroline Chan launches her KurumiKidz CD (Canada)
Cafe owner Caroline Chan, who has just produced a children’s music CD, has spoken of the challenges she faced in dealing with her son’s autism – and how those challenges have inspired her to make positive changes in her own life. Read more.
Parents push for autism insurance bill (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)
For the past four years, West Virginia lawmakers have failed to pass bills requiring insurers cover services for children with autism, but parents are holding out hope that this year will be different. Read more.