Autism in the News – 05.12.11
FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks (Yahoo Sports)
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Dover International Speedway for Sunday’s FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks. The event is the first of two Cup race there this season. Read more.
Child With Autism May Affect Family Income (San Diego, Calif.)
Having a child with autism adversely affects family employment and income, new research suggests. Mothers of children with autism are less likely to be employed than other mothers and likely to earn less when they do work, says researcher David Mandell, ScD, associate director of the Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Fathers aren’t affected in the same ways. Read more.
Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity Linked to Autism (San Diego, Calif.)
Women who have diabetes, high blood pressure, or are obese before pregnancy are more likely to have a child with autism, according to new research. Read more.
Alternative autism treatments can be appealing to desperate parents (The Los Angeles Times)
After her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism, Alison Singer went online, searching desperately for anything that looked like it might help her little girl. Read more.
Past Pfizer autism unit chief to join major advocacy group (The Day)
The former head of Pfizer Inc.’s autism unit in Groton has landed a new job at Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading advocacy group for people with the neurological disorder. Read more.