Autism in the News – 11.22.11
Richmond doctor says certain foods counteract symptoms of autism (Richmond, Va.)
The six-day search for Robert Wood, Jr., a nine-year old boy with autism, had a happy ending. However, the search continues for answers about autism and why the disorder continues to baffle scientists and researchers. Read more.
Couple who meet at work have autistic babies? (India)
Experts are becoming increasingly concerned that engineers, scientists and computer programmers who meet their partners at work may be fuelling an increase in cases of autism. Read more.
Sign language benefits hearing children and those with autism. (Asbury Park Press)
More than two decades ago, Marilyn Daniels began researching the benefits of sign language — not just for deaf people, but for hearing children and babies and those with learning disabilities and autism. Read more.
Reading specialist autism school proposed (UK)
The National Autistic Society (NAS) said the school, which could open in September 2013, would add to educational provision in Berkshire. Read more.
UPDATE: Girl with autism rescued from cold pond, doing fine (WHPTV)
Scary moments for the family of a 7-year-old child with autism when the little girl wandered off and was found neck-deep in a nearby pond. Read more.