Autism in the News – 04.25.11
Half of autistic children prone to wandering, study finds (Columbus, Ind.)
Half of children with autism are prone to wandering, sometimes for hours — a dangerous behavior pattern that can start before kindergarten, a national survey has quantified for the first time. Read more.
Wiger: Task Force Would Help Minnesota’s High Numbers of People with Autism (Oakdale Patch)
A recent report on autism prevalence among 8-year-olds in public schools shows that Minnesota has the highest rate of autism in the United States. The average rate in our country is one in every 126 8-year-olds, but in Minnesota, the rate increases to one in every 65. Considering these numbers, it is our duty to do what we can to understand autism and offer help to individuals with autism and their families. Read more.
Sen. Michael Nozzolio visits student, honors Autism Awareness Month (Senaca Falls, N.Y.)
In recognition of the hundreds of individuals who have diagnosed with autism, as well as their families and the dedicated professionals who work with them, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is helping to recognize April as Autism Awareness Month. Today, Senator Nozzolio commemorated this special month by visiting 5-year-old Jack Davis, a child whose life has been positively impacted by improved care and early treatment of autism. Read more.
Aging Out and Autistic: A Growing Problem in Illinois (Springfield, Ill.)
Just about everyone knows someone with autism theautismprogram.org these days. That may be because, according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one million Americans have some sort of autism spectrum disorder; most of them are children. Read more.
Women’s Hockey Recognized by Autism Speaks and NHL (Hamilton, N.Y.)
Head Coach Scott Wiley and the Colgate women’s hockey team were recently recognized at the “Face-Off for a Cure: An Evening to Benefit Autism Speaks and The Gillen Brewer School” – an event in partnership with the National Hockey League. Read more.