Autism in the News – 11.10.11
Autism Linked With Too Many Brain Cells, Study Finds (Huffington Post)
Autism is linked with having too many neurons in the part of the brain responsible for communication, cognitive development and social skills, according to a new study. Researchers said the finding suggests autism may begin when the baby is still in the womb. Read more.
Autism Hits Home: Staten Island’s growing rate of developmental disability will soon collide with funding cuts (Staten Island, N.Y.)
Barbara and Billy D’Amora have three children, but their oldest son, Nicholas, 13, takes up a lot of their attention. Nick has autism. Read more.
Autism diagnosis is found to be more common in those who weighed least at birth (The Washington Post)
Low weight at birth may increase a person’s chances of developing autism. Read more.
Brockton police searching for 7-year-old boy (Brockton, Mass.)
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 7-year-old boy with autism who went missing from his Campello neighborhood home Thursday morning. Read more.
Saima meets Sonia in Delhi (Bangladesh)
Well-known autism campaigner and prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s daughter Saima Wazed Hossain has met president of the Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi at the latter’s residence here. Read more.