Autism in the News – 10.24.11
Apps for Autism (CBS News)
Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time. Lesley Stahl reports. Read more.
Symptoms of Autism Can Be Delayed (French Tribune)
The word Autism often leaves our mind blank, as the name itself stands for mental blockage. Previously, it was known that the symptoms of autism could be diagnosed soon after birth. But recently, it has been informed that the symptoms of autism may be delayed and could be diagnosed late. Read more.
UPDATE: Hanover continues search for 9-year-old autistic boy (Hanover, Va.)
A 9-year-old autistic boy on a walk with family disappeared into North Anna Battlefield Park on Sunday afternoon while his father, brother and an adult woman stopped to take a break. The search continued throughout the night and into this morning without success. Read more.
Technology Helps Autistic Children with Social Skills (Psych Central)
A new research project suggests virtual worlds can help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels. Read more.