Autism in the News – 11.04.11
Kerry: Dover family on the front lines with autism research (Wicked Local)
From a very young age, Jack was a little boy unafraid to give you a piece of his mind. He’d blow kisses to say he loved you, yawn when he was bored with you, and honed a mischievous grin that disarmed the most disciplined of doctors, nurses, and teachers alike. Read more.
Viewing Autism as Difference, Not Just Disability (Psych Central)
A provocative new article suggests society has been biased in its view of autism and should accept the condition as one in which an individual presents unique capabilities. Read more.
Possible Genetic Link to Autism Identified (HealthDay News)
A gene variation associated with an increased risk of autism in boys has been identified by scientists. Read more.
GDS International Charity Runner Completes 119 Miles in 41 Hours (UK)
GDS International’s HR Director Fraser Jamieson has completed an astonishing feat of physical endurance in aid of the company’s 2011 charity fund raising for the National Autistic Society. Read more.
Mom raising awareness about autism with a concert in West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Elena Correia is a local mom with the singing voice of an angel. She trained at Juilliard and is practicing with equally gifted musicians this week on behalf of those who struggle to find their voice. Read more.