June 21, 2012

Autism in the News

Parent fury at autism language test
The Age - ‎Jun 19, 2012
Autistic students are being told they can no longer attend specialist schools because their language skills are assessed to be too high in controversial year 6 tests. Parents say their children, many of whom have attended autism schools all their lives ...

Autism and Insurance: Is the law on your side?
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎
Many families are coping with autism these days. Consider the statistics; one in every 88 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Even more startling, one in every 54 boys has autism. There is a child born every eight seconds in the ...

Autism photographic competition winner
BBC News - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎
A beautiful picture of a child running across the beach has won the top award in the 50th birthday photography competition of the National Autistic Society. The picture was taken by Melanie Garside and shows her seven-year-old son Dewi who was ...

Autism acceptance - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎
Today, June 18, marks Autistic Pride Day which is about appreciating neurodiversity and accepting the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a different behavioural state rather than a disease. According to the contemporary research, one out of 88 children ...

Katherine Loveland speaks to Rotary Club of Friendswood
Your Houston News - ‎Jun 19, 2012‎

Dr. Loveland spoke about the challenges and opportunities of autism spectrum disorders in adults. She made several important points, including the fact that people were not diagnosed as autistic until the 1970's. Adults at various points on the autism ...

Police launch project for better autism awareness
ITV News - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎
South Wales Police have launched a project to help its officers better understand how to deal with people with autism. Questionnaires have been sent to people affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to collect their views and experiences, ...

Can a child with autism recover?
OUPblog (blog) - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎

By Mary Coleman The symptoms of autism occur because of errors, mostly genetic, in final common pathways in the brain. These errors can either gradually become clinically apparent or they can precipitate a regression, often around 18 months of age, ...

National Autistic Society Branch Launches Local Support Group In South Wight
Ventnor Blog (blog) - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎
Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Thanks to Louise for sharing details of a new support group in South Wight for families of those with Autism. Ed The National Autistic Society ...

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Scholarships Support Autism Education and ... (press release) - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation (, a national organization that provides direct support for families living with autism, partners with Haugland Learning Center (HLC) to help fund its summer camp, ...

Actor Ed Asner Will Present Award Friday, June 22, at Exceptional Minds, a ... (press release) - ‎Jun 17, 2012‎
Actor Ed Asner will present an award to Adobe Systems at 2:30 pm on Friday to mark Exceptional Minds' first successful year as a non-profit vocational school and working animation studio for young adults on the autism spectrum.


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