Autism Headlines Weekly
October 18, 2012
By Autism Society
This week, a study shows children with autism tend to stray, a rising golf star is highlighted and a study says the DSM-5 will have a minor impact on access to services.
Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell
October 12, 2012
“Autism researchers have been given the go-ahead by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to launch a small study in children with autism that evaluates whether a child's own umbilical cord blood may be an effective treatment.” Read more…
Golf Opens up the World to North Allegheny Teen with Autism
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
October 11, 2012
“Handicap? Ask 18-year-old John McCabe about his and his mind goes right toward the golf scoring system that measures a player's ability, and not the autism he deals with as a high school senior.” Read more...
Utah Parents Pin Autism Treatment Hopes on Lottery
Salt Lake Tribune
October 10, 2012
“Loreena Cook filled out Utah’s application for free autism treatment a week ago, pinning her hopes for her 3-year-old son’s future on a prayer.” Read more...
Study Shows Children with Autism Tend to Stray
New York Times
October 8, 2012
“When Patrick Murphy was 6, he became obsessed with vacuum cleaners. The boy, who has autism, used to slip out of his house near Buffalo without telling his parents, running to a nearby appliance store or into strangers’ homes to marvel at vacuum cleaners.” Read more…
Experts Brace for Wave of Adults with Autism
San Francisco Chronicle
October 4, 2912
“Guido Abenes appreciates their concern, but he'd really like his parents to stop worrying about him.” Read more…
Linden High School Student with Autism Crowned Homecoming King
October 3, 2012
"Senior Danny Leideker was crowned Linden High School homecoming king tonight to chants of 'We love Danny.'" Read more…
New Autism Criteria Will Have Minor Impact: Study
October 2, 2012
"Parents should not worry that proposed changes to the criteria for diagnosing autism might leave their child ineligible for care, a new study indicates." Read more…
April 10, 2013
The Autism Society, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization, has chosen Pittsburgh as the host city of its 44th annual conference on autism spectrum disorders.
April 5, 2013
Individuals with autism can attend the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition (in Pittsburgh) for FREE this year! Learn more: www.autism-society.org/conference.
April 3, 2013
Monarch Teaching Technologies, the makers of VizZle®, web-based educational software for visual learners with autism, will give one-year of free VizZle to every new (or renewing) Champion Member during April.
April 2, 2013
Read the Autism Society’s digital magazine about autism spectrum disorders!
April 2, 2013
Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.