A project in Scotland to train up to 60 people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) for IT jobs has been awarded £407,036 from the Big Lottery Fund. Read more.
Man In Court For Allegedly Killing Son (Grand Junction, Colo.)
A trial is scheduled to begin Monday for the man accused of killing his autistic son. Read more.
Autism Society backs parents (Canada)
The Autism Society of Prince Edward Island is standing behind parents who say their autistic children were unfairly removed from school for extended periods. Read more.
Autistic teen learns life skills as Humane Society volunteer (Canada)
For Newcastle resident Chad Maddock, helping at the Northumberland Humane Society for the past year is more than just volunteer work. Read more.
For 34 years Tufts University has provided comprehensive dental care to severely mentally disabled patients who have long been ignored by private practitioners. Read more.Program gives autistic students confidence to join work force (Pittsburgh, Penn.)
Shawn Curren hates when his hands are dirty. When the students in his class at NHS Human Services Autism School in Whitney pass around cheese curls to eat, Curren, 16, of Greensburg immediately has to wash off the orange powder left on his fingers. Read more.
Many insurance companies offering group policies would have to pay for autism treatments, under a bill state senators approved Thursday on a 26-6 vote. Read more.
Health warning as mumps cases soar 300% in wake of MMR scare (UK)
A stark health warning was issued today after new figures revealed mumps cases have rocketed by more than 300 per cent. Read more.
Program at Hillsboro’s Evergreen Middle School helps kids with Asperger’s syndrome succeed (Hillsboro, Ore.)
Until she reached middle school, Raven Surber spent her days in regular elementary classes. Read more.
Bill would require insurance companies to pay for autism services (Dover, Del.)
Sen. Liane Sorenson, R-Hockessin, introduced legislation March 18 that would require Delaware health insurers to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism related conditions for children up to age 21. Read more.
Teen charged with murder allowed visits (St. Charles, Ill.)
An Algonquin teen accused of killing his father will be allowed visits from his high school principal and counselor, as well as a minister. Read more.
Autism bill advances (Topeka, Kan.)
Parents of autistic children on Thursday cheered Senate approval of a bill that could set the stage for requiring insurance plans in the state to cover autism treatments. Read more.
Bill could be detrimental to developmentally impaired (Concord, N.H.)
Holly St. Gelais, of Milford, said the state budget-cutting move to restart a waiting list for services to adults with developmental impairments would rob years of progress for her autistic son, Matt. Read more.
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