Autism in the News – 11.14.11
Autism’s early child (UK)
Michael Edge was one of the first children to be diagnosed as autistic, at a time when few in Britain had heard of the disorder. His mother was told to lock him away in an institution. Christopher Stevens, whose own son is autistic, traces Michael’s remarkable and poignant life. Read more.
Children in Need aids disabled teenagers in Tonbridge (UK)
Tonbridge Mencap, which helps young people with disabilities, received a £45,000 grant from Children in Need last year. Read more.
Dangerous Chemicals to Linked to Autism and other Health Issues? (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio families are surrounded every day by products, ranging from cleaning supplies to toys, that contain dangerous chemicals. But some say current policies have failed to control common chemicals linked to serious health problems, including autism, cancer, infertility. Read more.
Lifestories: Kataria an early advocate for autistic kids (Newsobserver.com)
Thanks to the work of Dr. Sudesh Kataria, children who struggled with academics, taking direction or both have gone on to be doctors, lawyers and engineers. Read more.
Mums hold fashion show to raise awareness for autism (Wales Online)
Bringing up a child who has autism can often be a difficult experience for both parents and their children. Many families frequently face a lack of understanding about the condition. Read More.