Autism in the News – 09.23.11
Startup company succeeds at hiring autistic adults (New Zealand)
The software testers at Aspiritech are a collection of characters. Katie Levin talks nonstop. Brian Tozzo hates driving. Jamie Specht is bothered by bright lights, vacuum cleaners and the feel of carpeting against her skin. Rider Hallenstein draws cartoons of himself as a DeLorean sports car. Rick Alexander finds it unnerving to sit near other people. Read more.
California leads U.S. in measles cases (Los Angeles Times)
California has outpaced every other state this year, with 28 reported cases. Most of the patients were unvaccinated or likely to lack the vaccination, health officials say. Read more.
Standoff threatens autism research funding (Washington Times)
House lawmakers Wednesday implored their Senate counterparts to break a logjam they said is endangering federal support for autism research and funding. Read more.
Doting dad plans daredevil plunge to raise autism awareness (UK)
A doting dad dad will take to the skies to raise awareness of autism after his three-year-old son made great progress coping with the condition. Read more.
Birmingham autism charity gets £500,000 lottery windfall (UK)
A Birmingham autism charity is celebrating after being handed a near-£500,000 lottery windfall. Read more.