By Autism Speaks President Liz Feld:
Autism Study: 1 In 3 Young Adults With Autism Have Few Job Prospects Years After High School Graduation (Chicago, Ill.)
One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's a poorer showing than those with other disabilities including those who are mentally disabled, the researchers said. Read more.
Changes to autism manual (The Gainesville Herald)
If Timmy gets upset in school, he asks to be excused and goes to a stall in the restroom. After he closes the door, he flaps his arms. Read more.
Targeting child's play to help tackle autism (Fox News)
As efforts expand to diagnose autism earlier and more accurately, researchers also are striving to figure out ways to treat children as young as one year old. Read more.
Letter to the editor: In defense of Autism Speaks (Daily Sundial)
Jeffrey Zide’s opinion piece on Autism Speaks presents a false impression of the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Read more.
Study Damps Fears on Autism Change (The Wall Street Journal)
Proposed new diagnostic criteria for autism don't appear to reduce the number of children diagnosed with that condition, according to preliminary data presented at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting on Sunday. Read more.
Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids (HealthDay)
If a woman smokes during pregnancy, it may increase her child's risk of high-functioning autism, a new study suggests. Read more.
Valley resources for autism (Jewish News)
A new study released in April by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder. The study also showed that autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls - with one in 54 boys identified. Read more.
Ex-Anthrax Guitarist, Megadeth Frontman Release Music Video for Autism Awareness (Noise Creep)