Autism in the News – 09.28.11
Congress overcomes last-minute objections to autism research programs (The Washington Post)
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government’s autism research program going. Though the legislation had broad support, it almost didn’t make it out of the Senate. Read more.
State board overturns autism therapy rule change (Charleston, W.Va.)
The state Board of Examiners of Psychologists voted to withdraw a controversial legislative rule change from earlier this year, citing a “misunderstanding.” Read more.
Autism hasn’t stopped Temple Grandin’s impressive career (Democrat and Chronicle)
Temple Grandin is an associate professor at Colorado State University, where she is an expert in animal behavior. She has designed one-third of all livestock-handling facilities in the United States. Read more.
School uses vinegar to discipline children (The Imperfect Parent)
Children at a Texas Elementary School allegedly had cotton balls soaked in vinegar put into their mouths and were forced to go on a treadmill longer and faster than they wanted to as a form of discipline. The children being disciplined suffer from autism. Read more.
Missing 7-year-old with autism could be released from the hospital Wednesday (WHAS11.com)
A 7-year-old boy who went missing for nearly two days, could be released from Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville Wednesday. Read more.