Autism in the News – 07.18.11
Using touch screens and apps to treat autism (Mercury News)
As a commercial software expert for the financial services industry, Ted Conley was frustrated with the technology that a speech therapist recommended to help his developmentally disabled son. So he decided to build his own app. Read more.
Funding questioned as autism service shuts down (New Zealand)
The Government is being called on to do more to help autism sufferers, as Autism New Zealand pins hopes of saving its Waikato branch on a funding miracle. Read more.
Autism support group offers families hope (Herald Tribune)
“Mr. Don” urges two distracted children to dip fingers into the bowl of flour-and-water paste between them. Read more.
Autism program sets up Queens thrift store to save arts classes for kids (Jamaica, N.Y.)
A cash-strapped Jamaica program that gives autistic children music and art classes has crafted a creative solution to its money troubles – its very own thrift shop. Read more.
State Legislation Would Mandate Insurance Coverage for Autism Therapies (Yorktown Patch)
Maureen McEnroe, a Pearl River resident whose son T.J. was diagnosed with autism at four-years-old, says she has spent $10,000 to $15,000 on therapies not covered by her insurance company. Read more.