Autism in the News - 02.16.12

Thursday, February 16, 2012 View Comments walknowforautismspeaks

Mercury again ruled out as autism cause (FoxNews.com) Mercury does not cause autism, another study now concludes. The levels of mercury in the urine of children with autism were no higher than urine mercury levels of children without the condition, the study from England found. Read more. W.Va. autism insurance "fix" heads to full House (Charleston, W. Va.) Advocates of clarifying West Virginia's autism insurance coverage law are a step closer to success at the Legislature. Read more. 

Revising autism diagnoses raises worry (The Columbus Dispatch) For now, Justin Rooney has Asperger’s syndrome. He’s not sure what label might apply next year. Read more. 

Theatre Development Fund launches series of autism-friendly shows on Broadway (Ticket News) Following the success of the autism-friendly performance of Broadway's "The Lion King" last October 2011, the Theatre Development Fund, a non-profit organization that focuses on creating accessible theatre, is planning two more sensory-friendly shows for 2012. Read more.

Bedford County school bus driver responds to $20 million lawsuit (Bedford, Va.) Video taken on a Bedford County school bus sparked a 20 million dollar lawsuit, alleging former school bus driver Alice Holland and bus aide Mary Evans beat then 12 year old Timothy Kilpatrick multiple times back in 2009. Read more.

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