• January 31, 2012
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Autism In the News - January 2012 Roundup

Each month we search for articles related to autism, research, biomedical treatment, healthy and green living, and general autism news to share with you in our e-newsletter.

Here’s a roundup of all the articles listed in our October newsletters:


New Definition of Autism Will Exclude Many, Study Suggests

Proposed changes in the definition of autism would sharply reduce the skyrocketing rate at which the disorder is diagnosed and might make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational and social services, a new analysis suggests.
Read NY Times Article

U.S. to Tell Drug Makers to Disclose Payments to Doctors

To head off medical conflicts of interest, the Obama administration is poised to require drug companies to disclose the payments they make to doctors for research, consulting, speaking, travel and entertainment.
Read NY Times Article

Autism Gastro Problems May Be Linked to Gut Bacteria Doctors

Children with autism have bacteria in their gut that is different from the bacteria seen in kids who do not have the disorder, researchers have found.
Read MSN - Health Article

9-Year-Old Questions Candidates About Autism Advocacy

As reporters and candidates canvas the Hawkeye State, one boy has been scouring Iowa to ask Republicans what they would do to help children with learning disabilities.
Read ABC News Article

Navigating Love and Autism

The first night they slept entwined on his futon, Jack Robison, 19, who had since childhood thought of himself as “not like the other humans,” regarded Kirsten Lindsmith with undisguised tenderness.
Read NY Times Article

Benefits of Yoga for Kids with Autism

“I like yoga because it makes my body feel safe.” — 6 year old with autism
Read Mind Body Green Article

University of Utah and Google Team Up to Help Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

These days, we hear a lot about the disorder of autism, but researchers at the University of Utah have created a program that helps kids with autism focus on building their skills and utilizing an aptitude for visual-spatial thinking, computers and other electronic media.
Read BusinessWire Article

Bacteria in the Gut of Autistic Children Different From Non-Autistic Children

The underlying reason autism is often associated with gastrointestinal problems is an unknown, but new results to be published in the online journal mBio on January 10 reveal that the guts of autistic children differ from other children in at least one important way: many children with autism harbor a type of bacteria in their guts that non-autistic children do not.
Read Medical Xpress Article

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