Autism in the News – 05.31.11
Study Suggests Special MRI Might Help Diagnose Autism (HealthDay)
At the moment, a diagnosis of autism is based on subjective evaluations, but a new way of using MRI might be an objective way of spotting the disorder, Columbia University researchers report. Read more.
Finish line gives kids with Autism new start (Australia)
Raising a child with autism is a real challenge for many Queensland families. Early intervention services can make a real difference to the quality of life of children with autism and their families. Read more.
Autistic children may need lifelong financial plan (Columbus, Ind.)
Moms and dads plan for family trips, college and weddings, but life sometimes throws a curve called autism. And it’s hitting more and more families. An average of one in 110 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. Read more.
Driving with Autism (St. Louis Park Patch)
I have finished my tests and graduated. I am done with high school. So what’s next? I am going to be doing college classes during the summer, but I have a bigger goal in mind. I am going to get my driver’s license. Read more.
Education reversal over funding for autistic boy (The Age)
Six-year-old arraville boy Oscar French was denied funding for an integration aide at his mainstream school because he knew too many big words, such as ”flexible.” Read more.