Autism in the News – 12.16.11
5-year-old with autism needs special sensory items (Cincinnati.com)
Ronald Adams does not have the latest video games on the top of his Christmas list this year. Read more.
Catalyzing Autism Research At MIT – $26.5 Million Simons Gift (Medical News Today)
The Simons Foundation has given the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) a $26.5 million gift. The money will be used to develop the Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT, a novel plan that aims to catalyze newfangled research on the social brain and translate the research into enhanced diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Read more.
Dog brings relief to autistic Antioch teen and family (MercuryNews.com)
Abbi Roman settles into the living room recliner and pets the black dog sprawled across her lap into a blissful repose. Read more.
Popular autism therapy mixes warm praise, firm guidance (Los Angeles Times)
In some ways, applied behavior analysis resembles ordinary parent-child interactions — except every aspect has a purpose. ABA treatment for autism varies greatly from case to case, as does its success. Read more.
Bad Santa at Logan Hyperdome taunts family of autistic, Aspergers children (Australia)
Meeting Santa Claus for the first time was meant to be a jolly experience for Cameron Sleeth, 6. But the excitement of meeting St Nicholas turned into a nightmare his mother wishes she could forget. Read more.