Autism in the News – 10.14.11
Illinois regulators seek to discipline autism doctor (Chicago Tribune)
A Naperville physician featured in a 2009 Tribune investigation into alternative treatments for autism has been charged by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation with “unprofessional, unethical and/or dishonorable conduct.” Read more.
Early Detection of Autism May Lead to Better Interventions (Psych Central)
New research is finding symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in babies as young as 12 months, raising the possibility that earlier intervention may even stop them from developing the disorder, according to an autism researcher at Michigan State University. Read more.
Jersey students raise £13k for charity in a (UK)
Haute Vallee school students have raised £13,000 for charity in one academic year. The money was raised through the annual school walk, dress down days, special assemblies and Children in Need. Read more.
MusicMates program helps children with autism (Kingston This Week)
A not-for-profit organization, called MusicMates, will be presenting programs this fall for people with social and special needs. The program has been very successful in the development of social and communication skills with children experiencing behaviour issues, autism, victims of bullying, trauma survivors and children who struggle making friends. Read more.
School plans new service (UK)
Public consultation on a new specialist autism base at Linlithgow Academy began this week. The new resource that could benefit S1-S6 secondary pupils across West Lothian will be in place next Easter if it gets the go ahead by parents and council officials. Read more.