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Autism in the News – 02.24.12

Change in definition of ‘autism’ has parents worried they’ll lose critical services (Hartford, Conn.)
When Caleb Geary was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he had never spoken or eaten solid food. Read more.

Autism Is Jim Calhoun’s Biggest Opponent (Hartford Courant)
Jim Calhoun, like many coaches, is superstitious. He might have a lucky tie or piece of jewelry he must wear to end a losing streak, or keep a winning streak going. Read more.

Boy’s art graces book on autism (Indy Star)
Noblesville Griffin Nickels, 15, is a freshman at Noblesville High School. He is autistic. He is also artistic. Read more. 

Autism Clean-Up Bill Passes House of Delegates (The State Journal)
Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can breathe a little easier now that the West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill regarding insurance coverage for those children. Read more. 

Basic police work ignored in autistic patient’s suspicious death (News10)
Six days before he died, Van Ingraham was found on the floor of his room. His neck was broken and his spinal cord was crushed and disfigured. The injury was so severe, medical experts said it looked like he’d been put in a headlock or hanged. 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.

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  1. Henry
    February 29, 2012 at 12:43 am

    The case of Van Ingraham is most suspicious. The defenseless man who was non verbal with severe autism and self injurious behavior didn’t stand a chance against a cruel system that seemed to neglect him, then dispose of him. There seems to be a systematic cover up here. experts said the x-rays showed signs his neck was broken by someone, it wasn’t by a fall. I wonder how many people in state were involved in covering this up. Another good reason not to place your disabled child in an institution if you can avoid it. California needs to get their acct together man, this is crazy stuff. It looks like he had a bunch of medical issues that weren;t being properly treated either. No wonder he was pacing all night and urinating on himself. he was probably in pain. Nobody heard his cries for help.

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