Autism in the News – 12.07.11
Drug shows improvement in symptoms of autism in children (Rye, N.Y.)
A drug in late-stage clinical trials appears to treat the symptoms of autism, the drug’s developer said Wednesday. Read more.
Couple donate $3 million to rebuild autism center (Joplin, Mo.)
Holding back tears, Amanda Dillard explained how the instructors at the Ozark Center for Autism had helped her autistic daughters, Reagan and Savannah, progress in ways she never dreamed possible. Read more.
Detecting Autism Early (The Safety Report)
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S, affecting 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys. Did you know that? Read more.
‘Breakthrough’ autism satellite school opens in Scotland (Scotland)
The National Autistic Society in Scotland has today launched a ground-breaking new satellite school for children with autism in Scotland. Arran House in St Leonards, East Kilbride is a ‘satellite’ of NAS Scotland’s Daldorch House School in East Ayrshire and will provide state-of-the-art care and education for children and young people aged 5-19. Read more
Top 10 New Findings in Parenting: 8. Small Babies Have Bigger Risk of Autism
Premature babies who weigh less than 4.5 lb. (2 kg) at birth are five times as likely as babies born at a normal weight to be diagnosed with an autism-spectrum disorder (ASD). Read more.