Google News Alert for: autism | Circa Apr 1, 2009

Wed, Apr 1, 2009, 3:53 AM | Google News Alert for: autism

China’s autism parents walk lonely road for help
Reuters – USA
After exhaustive research on the Internet, she came up with the answer: autism. For decades, autismwent largely undiagnosed in China even as in the West 
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Jenny McCarthy on Autism
TIME – USA
But the birth of her now almost seven-year old son Evan, who developed autism early in life, changed all of that. McCarthy has become a best-selling author, 
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Boston GlobeStrengthening the safety net for autism in adulthood
Boston Globe – United States
Marie and Michael Duggan, who is autistic, enjoyed yesterday’s fine weather at West Roxbury’s Millennium Park. Their story inspired Mayor Thomas M. Menino 
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Autism Rates Are Higher for US-Born Somali Children in Minneapolis
New York Times – United States
The report made no effort to explain why the children had autism. Its authors did not examine children or their medical records. They accepted the diagnoses 
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What is autism?
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
The Somali native language doesn’t even have a word for autismAutism is called the “Minnesota disease” by the Somalis. Why? Because they … read more got 
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Autism Rates Higher in Some Somali Children
New York Times – United States
The report made no attempt to explain why the children had autism. Its authors did not examine children or their medical records. 
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Report: More Somali kids in Minneapolis’ preschool program for autism
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Those reports made headlines around the country, in part because an unusual cluster of cases might shed light on what causes autism
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Scientific AmericanScientists Find ‘Baffling’ Link between Autism and Vinyl Flooring
Scientific American – USA
Young children with vinyl flooring in their rooms had a higher rate of autism than those who didn’t, according to a recent study. Children who live in homes 
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Gala to benefit autism center
Dothan Eagle – Dothan,AL,USA
The Spectrum Gala to benefit the Spectrum Center for Autism and Related Disorders will be held Friday, April 3, at 6 pm at Landmark Park in the Stokes 
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Choice autism treatment offers benefits, has limits
CNN – USA
Ryan Mohar, who has autism, gets treated with ABA approaches at the Marcus Autism Center. Ryan is one of many American children with autism, a neurological 
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Google Blogs Alert for: autism

Autism Research: Scientists Find ‘Baffling’ Link between Autism 
By Pattie 
Bernard Weiss, a professor of environmental medicine at University of Rochester and a co-author of the study, said the connection between vinyl flooring and autism “turned up virtually by accident.” He called it “intriguing and baffling 
Not-Autism.org | Helping Children… – http://www.not-autism.org/
Identifying autism with cartoons
By NHS Choices 
Cartoons could be used to help identify young children with autism according to news reports. We explain the research behind the headlines.
Health News from NHS Choices – http://www.nhs.uk/News/Pages/NewsArticles.aspx
NTs Are Weird » Blog Archive » Autism and Medical Coverage
By Joel 
Recently, due to some school systems not funding the program of choice, several bills, in various states (in the US), have been created. The idea is that autism treatment should be funded as part of people’s private medical insurance. 
NTs Are Weird – http://thiswayoflife.org/blog/
the wubblog: Wubbzy and World Autism Day
By bob boyle 
In a partnership with Autism Speaks, Bob Boyle’s Wubbzy is on board to promote World AutismAwareness Day on April 2 in an effort to help increase awareness of the condition as a global health crisis. Wubbzy will be front…
the wubblog – http://wubby.typepad.com/wubby/
Autism – Change.org: What Doesn’t Cause Autism: Another New Study
By Kristina Chew 
I guess I should feel relieved from this one: Another theory about the causes of autism has been discounted, namely, that maternal bereavement in the form of stress from the loss of a loved one dur…
Change.org’s Autism Blog – http://autism.change.org/

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