Autism in the News – 04.19.11
LAPD seeks information in child molestation case (Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles police Monday were seeking potential victims of a man charged with molesting a developmentally disabled child. Read more.
Jeff Bonty: Autism worthy of greater focus (The Daily Journal)
April is National Autism Month. Those with autism are bright, loving, caring people. Conversing with their family and friends takes on many different forms. Read more.
Autism Now: Exploring the ‘Phenomenal’ Increase in U.S. Prevalence (PBS Newshour)
In the second report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil investigates why the number of children with autism is increasing in the U.S. He meets children at different points on the autism spectrum and gets several views on the increase in prevalence — from better diagnosis to a variety of environmental factors. Read more.
Caldwell College Leading the Way in Autism Research (Caldwell, N.J.)
One in 94 children in New Jersey is diagnosed with autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – the national average is 1 in 110. As alarming as these figures may be to young and expecting parents, there is evidence intervention can be highly effective in treating children on the autism spectrum. Read more.
Holly Robinson Peete Gets Real About Autism (CBS 21 News)
Every Friday in the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month, Holly Robinson-Peete and her co-hosts of the CBS show “The Talk” have been holding roundtable discussions about Autism — including a segment that featured her former NFL star husband Rodney Peete. Read more.