Autism in the News – 05.17.11
More knowledge of autism warning signs needed (News-Press)
Earlier this month, I awoke to the news that a recently published study had examined the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in a novel way. They had looked at more than 55,000 kids in a suburb of Seoul, South Korea, and had found that the prevalence was much higher than they had imagined. Read more.
Autism center at University of Michigan will close in fall after longtime director leaves (Crains Detroit Business)
The departure this fall of internationally known autism researcher Catherine Lord has led to a decision by the University of Michigan to close its 10-year-old Autism and Communication Disorders Center. Read more.
Pupils raise more than £1,200 for Wirral hospital (UK)
Pupils at a Wirral junior school have raised more than £1,200 for Clatterbridge Hospital’s child development centre. Read more.
Tough choices up for Nevada mental health budget (Las Vegas Sun)
Lawmakers are making tough decisions about Nevada’s welfare and mental health programs as they wrap up budgets. Read more.
Mom’s Talk: When Is it Time to Be Concerned About Your Kid’s Speech Problems? (Ridgewood Patch)
We sometimes feel the need to correct their speech and their pronunciation of certain words – it’s just a natural part of parenting. Get rid of those snakey ‘s’ sounds and belt out a hard ”l”. But when a child is in constant struggle or seems to be slightly behind in their vocabulary, when is there a need to engage in early intervention? Read more.