Autism in the News – 07.06.11
Popular autism therapy a bit closer to insurance coverage (The Seattle Times)
Two recent events come as good news for parents of children with autism — some of whom have struggled to pay for an expensive therapy not now covered by state-funded insurance plans. Read more.
Accepting autism in my own child (Silver Spring, Md.)
Those of us in the autism community speak often of autism acceptance. While there is much emphasis on autism awareness, many of us feel that awareness matters little without the acceptance that hopefully follows. Read more.
Square Peg Kids: Helping Children with Autism Navigate Life’s Round Holes (Dundalk Patch)
Fresh from a 21-year career in broadcasting, Mary Beth Marsden turned to what she knew best to help families like hers troubleshoot the challenges of autism: video. Read more.
Minnesota Autism Center to Use Eagan Site for School (Eagan Patch)
The former Tesseract School building, located at 3800 Tessearact Place, was approved by the city council on Tuesday night for use by the Minnesota Autism Center as a school for autistic children in grades 4 to 12. Read more.
Building a More Inclusive Work Force (The New York Times)
In recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (A.S.D.). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 730,000 people in the U.S. under age 21 have an A.S.D. It’s much harder to estimate the number of adults on the autism spectrum because only in recent decades has the condition been regularly diagnosed. Read more.