Autism in the News – 11.30.11
Some boys with autism have larger brains: study (The New York Daily News)
Abnormal brain growth starting at four months of age occurs in a type of autism in which toddlers lose language and social skills they once had, according to a US study published Monday. Read more.
Local Teacher Given ‘Hero’ Award (Milpitas Patch)
The San Francisco 49ers and Symetra Financial recently honored Stephanie Bentzel, a teacher for Milpitas Unified’s ACCESS program for young adults with special needs, with its ‘Heroes in the Classroom’ award. Read more.
Project Lifesaver is a blessing to those, who will take advantage of it (Grafton, W.V.)
Taylor County Sheriff, Robert Beltner, wants to remind county residents of the program that he and his officers have in place to help in caring for those, who have a loved one with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, or impairments due to stroke, or other cognitive related disorder. Read more.
The Hidden Potential of Autistic Kids (Scientific American)
When I was in fifth grade, my brother Alex started correcting my homework. This would not have been weird, except that he was in kindergarten—and autistic. His disorder, characterized by repetitive behaviors and difficulty with social interactions and communication, made it hard for him to listen to his teachers. He was often kicked out of class for not being able to sit for more than a few seconds at a time. Even now, almost 15 years later, he can still barely scratch out his name. But he could look at my page of neatly written words or math problems and pick out which ones were wrong. Read more.
Autism strategy support (UK)
A support group which helps people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome an information day at the World of Glass. Read more.