Autism in the News – 11.07.11
The Advertising Council and Autism Speaks Launch New PSAs in Award-Winning Campaign to Raise Awareness of Autism (Bradenton.com)
The Advertising Council, in partnership with the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization Autism Speaks, announced today the launch of innovative public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring renowned fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, and NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray and his niece who has autism. The PSAs are designed to help raise awareness about autism and to encourage the public to learn the early warning signs of a disorder that now affects one in every 110 American children. Read more.
Hospital Releases Virginia Boy Who Spent 5 Days In Woods (Richmond, Va.)
An 8-year-old autistic boy who spent five days alone in the woods has been released from a Virginia hospital. Read more.
Adults with autism speak out (Indianapolis, Ind.)
When Tom Fields-Meyer was shopping around his book proposal about raising a son with autism, many publishers passed, saying they did not want another book by the parent of an autistic child. But Fields-Meyer persisted. His story, he was sure, was different. He did not view his experience as a battle against autism but the adventure of living with a child touched by it. Read more.
Healthy Living: Autism Insurance (HudsonValley.com)
Having a child with autism can have a large toll on parents. But if insurance does not cover screenings, diagnosis, and treatments, it can be devastating. Casey Bortnick covers details on a new law on insurance. Read more.
Judge denies request for new trial from woman convicted of killing her autistic daughter (Pekin, Ill.)
A judge in central Illinois has denied a request for a new trial from a woman convicted in the suffocation death of her autistic 3-year-old daughter. Read more.
A judge in central Illinois has denied a request for a new trial from a woman convicted in the suffocation death of her autistic 3-year-old daughter.