Autism in the News – 12.05.11
Antidepressant drugs may help adults who have an autism spectrum disorder (The Washington Post)
THE QUESTION Might a type of antidepressant known as an SSRI help relieve the repetitive behavior that’s common among people with autism? Read more.
Kids With Epilepsy Should Get Screened for Autism, Developmental Delays (HealthDay News)
Children seen in epilepsy clinics should be screened for development delay and autism because the conditions often occur together, new research suggests. Read more.
Walking sticks provide support for autistic man (Riverton, Wyo.)
A walking stick is meant to offer support, easing weight from joints to wood. It is meant to assist in independence, relieving a need for support from someone else. It can open new possibilities: suddenly a walk isn’t too long, or terrain quite so treacherous. Read more.
How to Prepare Autistic Children for the Holiday Season (East Providence Patch)
To the editor, From last minute shopping trips to holiday parties and family gatherings, the holiday season is often a stressful time for parents. But for children with autism spectrum disorder who rely on structure and routine, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can be extremely unsettling, according to experts from Bradley Hospital. Read more.
Holly Robinson Peete and Sinbad Support Autism Speaks (BET)
Wearing a blue snakeskin-print dress to match the color theme of the evening and the arrivals blue carpet,Holly Robinson Peete attended Autism Speaks’ inaugural Blue Tie-Blue Jean Ball at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, her husband Rodney at her side. Read more.