Autism in the News – 04.20.11
Missing Oklahoma autistic boy’s body found in pond (Cushing, Okla.)
The body of a missing 4-year-old autistic child was found Tuesday afternoon in a duck pond a short distance from his home. Read more.
Movie Tells Story of Mother and Her Autistic Daughter (AOL)
Janet Grillo’s new movie is a coming-of-age story about a single mother and her autistic teenager daughter when they find themselves as a crossroads. Read more.
Asperger’s syndrome’s link to autism often baffles parents (The Beacon-News)
The main character in “Rain Man” who did not have direct eye contact, was monotone and who spoke unemotionally was a good example of someone with a syndrome that a parent may see in a child but cannot quite identify. Read more.
Autism’s Causes: How Close Are We to Solving the Puzzle? (PBS NewsHour)
As we’ve reported, autism now affects one American child in a 110. Last month, a committee convened by public health officials in Washington called it a national health emergency. The dramatic rise in official figures over the last decade has generated a surge of scientific research to find what is causing autism. Read more.
Emma June fights autism with Emmbassadors (Norcross, Ga.)
With the support of her family, Emma June Vail, 7, has made tremendous progress since she was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Read more.