Autism in the News – 02.28.12
Autism detected later in minority children: Study (CBS News)
Autism should be diagnosed as early as possible, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. New research is beginning to try to uncover why – and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler. Read more.
Responding to Autism in an Emergency (Tolland Patch)
Family Autism Center program consultant and EMT Jason Dorval addressed a crucial emergency need at Tolland High School on Monday night: how first responders can most safely and effectively help citizens who have an autism spectrum disorder. Read more.
Teacher placed on leave in flap over autistic boy’s treatment (Los Angeles Times)
When Kim Rollins’ son asked for a pair of scissors to take to school a few weeks ago, she was heartened that the fourth-grader, diagnosed with an autism-related disorder, was excited by a class project. Read more.
Training Parents is Good Medicine for Children With Autism Behavior Problems (South Africa)
Children with autism spectrum disorders who also have serious behavioral problems responded better to medication combined with training for their parents than to treatment with medication alone, Yale researchers and their colleagues report in the February issue of Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Read more.
Parent: Worcester teacher training on autistic kids falls short (Ocean City, Md.)
The Meyers family recently put their house in Berlin on the market and are readying for a move to the Baltimore area. 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.