Autism in the News – 01.25.12
‘Talking things through in their head’ may aid children with autism (Fox News)
Talking to yourself in your head may not be such a bizarre pastime. It may actually be an important developmental tool. Read more.
Revision to DSM Manual Could Substantially Affect Autistic Individuals and Their Access to Services (Forbes)
The first substantial revision to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (D.S.M.) will be finalized by the end of 2012. Already, the revisions are 90 percent complete according to the task force that is revising the manual. It has been 17 years since the last big overhaul of the manual, and some are worried about how some disorders could be redefined. Read more.
Autistic teen swims his way to success at Fondy High (Wausau Daily Herald)
When Hunter Develice wanted to join the Fond du Lac High School swim team, his father was told that perhaps the family should consider Special Olympics instead. Read more.
Comprehensive $5 million autistic center to open in Howard Beach (Howard Beach, N.Y.)
A Queens group plans to transform a Howard Beach Chinese restaurant into a $5 million comprehensive center for autistic children and adults. Read more.
Women’s hockey launches 2012 Autism Awareness Project (Hamilton, N.Y.)
The Colgate women’s hockey team will kick off its second annual Autism Awareness Project during its home contest against Union on Feb. 3 at Starr Rink in Hamilton. Read more.
Autism Speaks’ daily blog “Autism in the News” is a mix of top news stories of the day. Autism Speaks does not vet the stories and the views contained therein do not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks beliefs or point of view.