Autism in the News – 04.12.11
The Difference Between Autism (About.com)
Yes, the grammatical error was intentional! Autism Awareness Month is a great time to get out the word about issues in autism. One of the toughest for everyone, including people on the spectrum, parents, teachers, therapists and doctors, is the incredible disparity among people with autism. Read more.
Autism’s $100,000 question (The Kansas City Star)
It all started with a scientist and 19 autistic children. Ole Ivar Lovaas, a psychologist at the University of California, wanted to see if he could change the way the children behaved, given enough time and effort. So he lavished them with intensive therapy for 40 hours a week for two years or more. Read more.
Labrie Fate in Hands of Jury (Salem, Mass.)
Jeremy Fraser couldn’t tell anyone what his mother, Kristen LaBrie, was doing to him, prosecutor Kate MacDougall told jurors yesterday. His autism prevented that. Read more.
Nova Scotia to double funding for early therapy program for autistic children (Nova Scotia)
Funding for early intervention therapy for young children with autism is going to double over the next two years in Nova Scotia to help provide universal access to the program. Read more.
April is Autism Awareness Month (Lansing, Mich.)
Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley have proclaimed April as Autism Awareness Month.
Autism is a disorder that impairs social, verbal and nonverbal communication, and creates behavioral challenges. Read more.