Autism in the News – 09.12.11
Idaho group home offers refuge to autistic adults (Coeur D’Alene, Idaho )
Life is an onslaught of situations to control, Ed Gray knows, for a parent of a child with special needs. Read more.
Do You Feel Guilty About Your Child’s Autism? (About.com)
Whose fault is autism? It was a very long time ago that the “refrigerator mother” theory of autism was tossed out the window. Now, no reasonable person would suggest that mom’s bad attitude is a direct cause of autism. Read more.
First weeks of school important for children with autism (The Brownsville Herald)
Dora’s parents, Linda and Javier, were worried about their daughter’s first days of school. She was a quiet child who had high functioning autism. Dora was about to begin first grade. The previous year she was in the preschool program for children with disabilities (PPCD). Read more. Read more.
New Clues to Molecular Understanding of Autism (Buffalo, N.Y.)
The first transgenic mouse model of a rare and severe type of autism called Timothy Syndrome is improving the scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder in general and may help researchers design more targeted interventions and treatments. Read more.
Kids with autism get a football lesson (Appleton, Wis.)
More than 80 children packed the Xavier High School football field in Appleton Saturday for the sixth annual camp for kids with autism. Read more.