Google News Alert for: autism | Circa Jul 10, 2008

Thu, Jul 10, 2008, 8:44 AM | Google News Alert for: autism

US researchers want to study alternative treatment for autism 
ABC News – USA
By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Writer AP Eight-year-old Charlie Blakey, who was diagnosed with autismat age 3, says a prayer before eating. 
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‘I’m autistic: I can speak for myself.’
p2pnet.net – Ontario,Canada
A charity that claims to represent autistic people has previously threatened an autistic girl who posted a parody of AutismSpeaks.org. 
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Should the NIH Study the Impact of Chelation on Children with 
About – News & Issues – New York,NY,USA
Does chelation (removal of heavy metals including mercury from the body using powerful drugs) really have a positive impact on children with autism
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Chelation: Miracle Autism Treatment or ‘Voodoo Medicine’?
findingDulcinea – New York,New York,USA
by Cara McDonough Many parents say chelation, a process that removes heavy metals from the body, cures their autistic children. Critics claim a study of the 
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Smitty’s owner to help raise autism awareness
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
Sarah Seymour said she and her family were at a west-end Smitty’s Family Restaurant when her five-year-old daughter, who is autistic, became disruptive. 
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Exceeding expectations
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
Diagnosed at age 3 with autism, Weber, now 19, would not mentally develop past the level of an 18-month-old, doctors told his parents. 
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Golf, auction in Somersworth to cope with autism
Foster’s Daily Democrat – Dover,NH,USA
SOMERSWORTH — Join families and friends of Community Partners on Saturday, July 19 for the third annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction for Autism
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Rendell signs autism insurance bill
The Patriot-News – PennLive.com – Harrisburg,PA,USA
Ed Rendell has signed a bill that advocates for people with autism say will make the state a national leader in helping children with autism
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UTD Docs Use Online World To Treat Form Of Autism
CBS 11 – Dallas,TX,USA
For people with a certain form of autism, though, those skills are often not developed. Now, a North Texas doctor is hoping to change that by merging real 
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Bay Area autism diagnoses increasing
abc7news.com – San Francisco,CA,USA
By Lyanne Melendez PALO ALTO, CA (KGO) — A new report shows the number of Bay Area students diagnosed with autism has been rising every year. 
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Google Blogs Alert for: autism

Controversial autism treatment may be studied
By brianmacdonald 
A study proposed by the US National Institute of Mental Health supports a study examining the effects of a controversial autism treatment that some consider dangerous to children. The treatment, called chelation, is usually used to 
Family Anatomy – http://familyanatomy.wordpress.com


AUTISM AND THE WELLNESS COMPANY PRODUCTS
By workathomeunitedbrandy 
Autism is a difficult thing to understand. Doctors and experts still do not know everything there is to know. Yet, as a parent of an autistic child, that’s exactly what you want—to know everything so you can fix it. 
Workathomeunitedbrandy’s Weblog – http://workathomeunitedbrandy.wordpress.com


Autism on the rise; additional factors?
By Dr. Michael Merzenich 
One striking aspects of the described increase in autism incidence is the continued strong co-inheritance of autism by identical twins. Environmental factors that increase the level of pathology to convert children who would not earlier 
On the Brain by Dr. Mike Merzenich,Ph.D. – http://merzenich.positscience.com


Should We Study Chelation for Autism?
By Steven Novella 
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) supports doing a study on the effects of oral chelation therapy in autism. The proposal is highly controversial, is drawing criticism from many scientists, but has popular support among 
Science-Based Medicine – http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/


Fringe Autism Treatment Could Get Federal Study
By Dr. Buttar’s Blogmaster 
The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers autism – a theory never proved and rejected by mainstream science. Mercury hasn’t been in childhood vaccines since 2001 
– http://www.drbuttar.com/blog


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