Autism In The News – 01.09.2012
Sheriff’s Office preparing to launch Project Lifesaver (WBTV Lincoln County, NC)
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to launch Project Lifesaver to assist Search and Rescue operations. The system can be used when children and adults with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Down’s syndrome or other memory-related illnesses wander from the safety of their parents or caregivers. Read More.
Gift Card Eases Christmas Present Problems (Athens Patch)
Because her husband Norman is on dialysis as he waits for a kidney, pain often prevents him from working in his Wal Mart job. With three children and her business manager position at the University of Georgia the only full-time job, Georgi Austin had been a little concerned about buying Christmas presents for their family this season. Read more.
New Study Probes How Teens With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders Approach Learning to Drive (PR Newswire)
In the first study to investigate driving as it relates to teens with a high-functioning autism disorder (HFASD), child development and teen driving experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies found that two-thirds of teenagers with a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) who are of legal driving age in their state are currently driving or plan to drive. Read More.
Audax Health(TM) and Autism Speaks Partner to Provide Autism-Specific Wellness Tools, Community and Personalized Recommendations via Careverge(TM) Website (MarketWatch)
Digital health leader Audax Health(TM) ( http://www.audaxhealth.com ) and Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org ), the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced a partnership to offer an Autism Speaks community within Audax Health’s Careverge(TM) platform, an end-to-end digital health destination that provides personalized tools and community for simple, healthy living. Read More.
Wakefield Sues for Libel in Texas (The Scientist)
Andrew Wakefield, the gastroenterologist who reported a link between a vaccine and autism in a small group of children in 1998—work that has now been discredited and retracted—filed a defamation lawsuit in Austin, Texas, last week against the British Medical Journal (BMJ), and the authors of a series of reported articles questioning his research. Read More.