Autism in the News – 08.18.11
Autistic kids invited to special Broadway show (New York, N.Y.)
Families of autistic children have a new place to engage their sons and daughters — Broadway. Read more.
UConn Continues Search for Mothers of Infants to Participate in Autism Study (Mansfield-Storrs Patch)
Researchers at the University of Connecticut are looking for pregnant mothers and mothers with infants to participate in an autism study. The study will evaluate the development of infant siblings of children with autism over the first two years of life. Read more.
Autistic Maple Grove boy wins battle for treatment coverage (Star Tribune)
A 4-year-old boy from Maple Grove has won his legal battle to force the state of Minnesota to cover his family’s expenses for an intensive form of autism treatment known as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Read more.
Progress slow but sure in fight against autism (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
Autism knows no boundaries. A complex neurobiological disorder that limits social interaction across a spectrum of degrees, autism-spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, and one in 70 boys. Labeled a national public-health crisis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism rates have increased 600 percent in the past two decades, and the disorder remains largely mysterious and complicated. Read more.
Dream Comes True For Autistic Girl’s Family (Greensboro, N.C.)
It’s a dream come true for a Triad family. Tuesday, we told you how the Kassay family is trying to raise more than $7,000 needed to buy a critical device that will give 11-year-old Emily a voice. Read more.