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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.

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  1. November 8, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Regarding the article on Tom Fields-Major’s book and the adults who are speaking out – I have been wanting to read his book for a while and this article just reminds me of why. I think he will have a very interesting perspective that is valuable to the autism community. I also am glad to see Ari Nee’am featured in the article. His point that people with autism don’t have nearly enough of a voice in the national autism community is well taken, as is the fact that so few of the research and resources money goes to adult issues and needs. As this article I found the other night shows ( http://www.aspergerssociety.org/articles/44.htm ), adults with autism have a lot of unique challenges. After the age of 22, most of the services stop, and many adults with autism or Asperger’s are left in the dark about what to do next.

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