Autism in the News – 11.02.11
As people experiment, they find Kinect is much more than a game (The Seattle Times)
At the Lakeside Center for Autism in Issaquah, three 5-year-olds stand in front of a big screen displaying a river-rafting game. They laugh as they jump or wave their arms, making their on-screen avatars do the same through the use of Kinect motion-sensing technology. Read more.
Autism Coverage Grows (The Wall Street Journal)
New York soon will require insurers to cover screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, which will increase premiums for all individuals and businesses. Read more.
Autistic boy to get new ‘leash’ on life (Kingston, Mich.)
Nearly five years ago, Kingston native Pamala (Steele) Fountain began a journey to place a companion dog with her son, Spencer, who was diagnosed with Autism. Read more.
Fund worth £13.4m to help Scots with autism (BBC)
Almost £14m in public money is being used over the next four years to improve services used by people with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Read more.
Dad: Robert doing well (Fredricksburg.com)
Not only is 9-year-old Robert Wood Jr. “doing well” at the hospital, but his father said he has even spoken a few words. Read more.