Autism in the News – 06.01.11
Judge cuts 8 1/2 years off of assault sentence (Fredricksburg.com)
A judge Tuesday suspended most of the 10½ years a jury had recommended for an autistic man whose assault on a Stafford County deputy forced the officer to retire. Read more.
Arvada girl’s tracking device common for those with autism, Alzheimer’s (Arvada, Colo.)
Law enforcement agencies, as well as parents of children with autism and children of parents with Alzheimer’s, say tracking devices like the one Kristina Vlassenko was wearing Monday can be lifesavers. Read more.
Brain Scans May Help Detect Autism (WebMD)
Brain scans known as functional MRIs may someday help in diagnosing autism, according to new research. ”We know now it is possible to objectively differentiate the autistic brain from the typical brain using a functional MRI imaging technique,” says researcher Joy Hirsch, PhD, professor of neuroscience and director of the Functional MRI Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center, New York. Read more.
Special Olympics helped Georgetown man with autism find his voice (Kentucky.com)
Barbara Campbell once wished her little boy would say something. Anything. Autism rendered her son, Ryan Barts, silent in his first few years. Things have certainly changed. Read more.
State: Great Falls school failed to take proper steps in abuse case (Great Falls Tribune)
Great Falls Public Schools discriminated against an autistic boy at North Middle School by not taking adequate action after hearing that two paraprofessionals allegedly abused him in a special education classroom, according to a ruling by the Montana Human Rights Bureau dated May 19. Read more.