Autism in the News – 03.02.12
‘Parent training’ may help kids with autism behave better (HealthDay News)
Children with autism often display challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that parents can learn to better handle tantrums and aggression, which may improve their child’s overall functioning. Read more.
Grants Available for Autism Services (Penn Live)
Families with children and adults who cope with Autism Spectrum Disorder are eligible for mini-grant to help with the costs associated with the disorder, Rep. RoseMarie Swanger announced this week. Read more.
Autism training for teachers clears hurdle (Roanoke, Va.)
A bill intended to require specialized training for teacher aides who work with autistic students barely made it out of a Senate committee Thursday after senators noticed the bill doesn’t provide funds for the training. Read more.
Autism groups to merge (StlToday.com)
The local nonprofit groups Life Skills for adults with developmental disabilities and TouchPoint Autism Services will merge their organizations as of July 1 to support a growing number of adults with autism. Read more.
State Senate Committee Hold Hearing for Autism Insurance Bill (My Fox Detroit)
t was standing room only as a state Senate committee heard testimony Thursday on a new bill that would mandate insurance coverage for autism treatment in Michigan. Read more.
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