Autism in the News – 05.04.11
Your Child is Diagnosed With Autism…Now What? (FOX Business)
“Your child has autism.” Experts say that far too many parents are hearing those words today. According to a 2009 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, 1 in 110 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) comprising Asperger’s, autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD – NOS). Read more.
Thousands may have undiagnosed autism (The Independent)
Many thousands of adults in the UK may have autism without knowing it, research suggests. A survey conducted in England found that around 1% of adults met the diagnostic criteria for an autistic spectrum disorder. Read more.
Families search for truth among autism treatments (Australia)
Between the sensory gym and the psychologist, the occupational therapist and the speech therapist, Belinda Taylor and her sons attend up to 15 appointments a week. Read more.
Dog is helping autistic children develop social skills (Louisville, Ky.)
There is a unique employee named Petunia at the University of Louisville’s new Autism Center who reportedly spends a lot of time sleeping on the job. But when she is hard at work, the impact is quite amazing. Read more.
People with disabilities are blending in on reality shows (philly.com)
Reality TV has taught us that housewives from certain counties can be vicious, C-list celebrities can be trained to cha-cha and the happiest denizens on the “Jersey Shore” insist on clean laundry. Read more.