Autism in the News – 10.25.11
UPDATE: Estimated 2,000 answer call to help search for missing autistic boy (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
At 10:30 a.m., three school buses filled with volunteers left to conduct a search that would start on Verdon Road. Read more.
Rise of autism puts strain on public school budgets (Australia)
The number of children in NSW public schools with autism is nearly four times higher than it was just eight years ago, placing a significant strain on the Education Department budget. Read more.
Study reveals differences in brains of autistic children (WCNC.com)
Researchers in California are doing work that could offer new insight into autism. Read more.
Families with autistic children face long wait time for state services (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Indiana families of children with autism are facing years-long wait for access to state services, a wide geographic disparity in care, and shrinking resources for those children when they become adults. Read more.
Comedian Jay Leno Helps Accident Victim in Motorcycle Charity Ride (Glendale, Calif.)
Late-night talk show host Jay Leno sure puts the grand in grand marshal. The Tonight Show host, who was grand marshal Sunday of Love Ride, one of Southern California’s biggest motorcycle shows, helped a motorcyclist after he had gotten into an accident during the ride. Read more.