Autism in the News – 11.08.11
Autism or Asperger’s? It Might Depend on Your Doctor (Fox News)
An autism diagnosis means different things depending on who is doing the diagnosing, suggests a new study. Read more.
Researchers Find New Factors in Autism Profile (MedPage Today)
Neurons in the prefrontal cortex of autistic people showed altered methylation patterns at numerous locations in their genomes relative to normal controls, suggesting that epigenetic as well genetic factors may contribute to the disorder, researchers said. Read more.
Insurance should cover autism (Buffalo News)
A new law requiring health insurers to cover autism disorders will help thousands of families struggling to cope with a family member afflicted with the complex neurobiological disorder. The legislation was signed last week, making New York the 29th state to enact such coverage. Read more.
Autistic teen victim of rape (Murfreesboro, N.J.)
Three rape charges were filed against a Clarksville man accused of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old autistic girl after he picked her up outside a Rutherford County high school Oct. 28, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Read more.
Man with autism wins settlement against hotel (San Diego, Calif.)
A man with autism who was fired from his San Diego hotel job three years ago will be paid $125,000 under a court settlement stemming from a lawsuit that alleged employment discrimination. Read more.