Colorado authorizes medical marijuana use for autism
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has added autism spectrum disorders to the list of disabling medical conditions eligible for medical marijuana treatment.
French govt outlines measures to improve autism care
PARIS (AP) — The French government has outlined measures to ensure early diagnostic testing for young children with autism and help for them going to school.
Colorado House OKs bill on medical marijuana use for autism
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's House has passed a bill allowing medical marijuana use to treat autism spectrum disorders.
The bill had strong bipartisan support, passing 63-0 on Thursday.
The Senate is expected to do the same, and Gov. Jared Polis has pledged to sign it.
Autism spectrum disorders include autism, Asperger syndrome and other developmental disorders whose symptoms range from mild to severe.
ROUEN, France (AP) — When Gaspard Bigand was 3 years old, his pre-school teachers labeled him "different." But his parents got zero advice from the French education or health care systems, and it took two years for him to be diagnosed with autism.
SAN BENITO — A parade of colors will make their way through the Heavin Resaca next week.
Sunday marks the beginning of Autism Awareness Month that brings recognition to the developmental disorder that affects more than 200,000 individuals a year and impairs the ability to communicate and interact.
The Family and Community Engagement department is partnering with the Special Education department to host the 11th Annual Autism Awareness Day event.
3 Mississippi insurers broaden coverage for autism services
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three insurance companies in Mississippi have agreed to provide more extensive coverage of services for people with autism and other developmental disorders.
State law requires coverage of applied behavior analysis therapy for children through age 8.
MUSC program aims to tackle fitness of young people with autism and other disabilities
James Johnson calls out instruction after instruction. Like in a typical yoga class, meditative music plays, set to a backdrop of groans as Johnson ramps up the difficulty.
There are the usual complaints when the instructor settles into a plank position, and the same sighs of relief when he orders upward or downward dog.
GREENWICH — Last month, Izabela O’Brien was on the stage at the Mrs. America Pageant in Las Vegas with the title of Mrs. Connecticut already draped across her shoulder and her eye on the top prize.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies and a hospital's occupational therapists in a Chicago suburb have launched the first of what they hope will be a series of classes to prepare drivers with developmental disorders for traffic stops.
The course hosted by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and DuPage County deputies in Wheaton helps police recognize how someone on the autism spectrum reacts to stress and overstimulation, the Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/2t69OwK) reported.
Police in Connecticut would get training about how to assist autistic children who wander from home under legislation passed this week in the state House of Representatives.
The bill, which will help police assist non-verbal children such as those on the autism spectrum, will go to the governor’s office to be signed into law if it passes the state Senate.
SEATTLE — Maia Szalavitz first tried cocaine at 17, in Jerry Garcia's hotel room, then became addicted to cocaine and heroin in her late teens and early 20s. She stopped using unprescribed drugs in 1988.
For nearly 30 years, she has made a career reporting on neuroscience, drugs and addiction. Her work has appeared in TIME, Vice and The New York Times.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Paul Nichols would like to know if he should move out of state to receive the care he needs for a daughter who has autism.
Speaking at a public hearing before the House Insurance Committee on Wednesday, he said it is recommended that his daughter receive up to 30 to 40 hours a week of applied behavioral analysis therapy, which would cost $57,000 a year.
Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk
CHICAGO (AP) — Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.
- The Herald-DispatchLet's move from autism awareness to acceptanceMarch 24, 2019
- Sioux City JournalDakota Dunes girl thrives with help from Briar Cliff's ABA ClinicNovember 18, 2018
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- The SunFor Those Living with Autism, a Hero (VIDEO)August 6, 2018
- The SunFor Those Living with Autism, a HeroAugust 6, 2018