Autism in the News – 03.14.11
Community leaders attend autism event to learn about needs of tomorrow (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
Experts, educators, political leaders and community members gathered in the City of Poughkeepsie Friday to learn more about autism and what’s down the road in treating the disorder. Read more.
New Hope in Autism Fight (Wall Street Journal)
Through a new gift to Autism Speaks, Sumner Redstone is helping fund research that will accelerate the discovery of treatments for autism. “My mission,” he says, “has been that the money I give might find the elusive cure.” Read more.
State program helping children with autism make strides (Billings Gazette)
A 2-year-old state-run program aimed at helping autistic children has given a Billings couple hope that their son, once considered nonverbal, will be integrated into a regular second-grade classroom. Read more.
Legislators pass autism insurance bill (Charleston, W.Va.)
Mark Hunt was saying “thank you” a lot to his fellow lawmakers Saturday night. For the past six years, Hunt, a Democrat, has been pushing legislation aimed at easing the burden on families with autistic children. Read more.
Some worry budget cuts will end autism treatment programs (Las Vegas, Nev.)
“OK, let’s try to work on that last part again.” Meg Crandy, a tall teenager with shoulder length brown hair, confidently leads the chorus rehearsal for a Desert Pines High School theater production. Read more.