Autism in the News – 08.10.11
No-fault disability scheme targets 410,000 (Australia)
FOUR million Australians are disabled, but the National Disability Insurance Scheme is aimed at the 410,000 suffering severe disabilities. Read more.
What to do about autism (Penn Live)
Autism has no cure, and science still has not pinpointed a particular cause. But research indicates there are ways of handling the behaviors of autistic children — namely Positive Behavior Support and Applied Behavior Analysis — that, over time, can improve the quality of life for both child and family, said Temple University professor of special education Dr. Shana Hornstein. Read more.
9 Conversations To Have With Your Autistic Child (HealthyState.org)
Growing up, Paul McAuliffe says he “felt like a Martian.” He was always saying the wrong thing or overreacting, but he didn’t know why. Then several years ago for his job as a case manager, the Panama City resident started reading online about the symptoms of autism. Read more.
Self-Discovery and Asperger Syndrome: a Personal Story (About.com)
Today’s blog is an essay by an adult with Asperger syndrome who goes by the “nom d’internet” Catsidhe. This story of self-discovery is particularly poignant, since Asperger syndrome will no longer be an official diagnosis as of May, 2013. Read more.
Autistic teenager Liam Brunskill in adult care wrangle (UK)
An autistic teenager’s future could be decided by a court after his parents and City of York Council failed to agree on where he should live as an adult. Read more.