• October 31, 2011
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Autism In the News - October 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:


Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad

Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time. Read Article

Obama Signs Autism Act

President Barack Obama signed a three-year extension of the Combating Autism Act Friday, the very day the law — and many of the programs it established — was set to expire. Read Article

Worries About Autism Link Still Hang Over Vaccines

Overall, a little more than a quarter of households had concerns about the safety or value of vaccines, found in NPR-Thomson Reuters Health Poll. Read Article

Autism, Older Parents and Sperm Donation

The reported prevalence of ASDs has increased significantly during the past few decades, in this same period, the mean age at maternity and paternity has also increased. Read Article

More Than 1 in 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids’ Shots

More than 1 in 10 parents reject the advised vaccination schedule, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found. Read Article

UCLA Geneticists Develop Promising Mouse Model for Testing New Autism Therapies

Researchers found that autistic mice share similar symptoms and behaviors with people on the autism spectrum, suggesting that mouse brains and human brains are wired surprisingly alike. If so, the model offers a promising way to test new therapies that may one day help people with autism. Read Article


An Autism Treatment With Funding

A California Bill would require insurance companies to cover the cost of applied behavioral analysis for the autistic. Read Article

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