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Autism in the News – 10.05.11

Autism study helps students (Australia)
A new Australian study that aims to helps children with autism enter mainstream education will be launched next year. Read more.

Autism advocates reunite in support of SB 946 (SF Gate)
In 2005, a small group of advocates and parents of children on the autism spectrum began meeting with an audacious idea — to bring about a change in California law, a change that would force insurance companies to pay for treatment for autism spectrum disorders. There were 10-15 of us in our Bay Area cell, notably. Read more.

Young autistic adults get help navigating the stress of air travel (AJC.com)
Sally White watched her 32-year-old son, Ted, pace back and forth near the ticketing kiosks at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Read more.

Smith gains funding for autism research (Asbury Park Press)
When Rep. Chris Smith takes on an issue on behalf of his constituents, he is tenacious. And he gets things done. The latest example was seen last week with the passage of the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act, a bill that authorizes $693 million in spending on autism research over the next three years. Read one.

Coventry autism facility Corley School facing closure (UK)
Parents have reacted angrily to news that an overnight stay facility at a specialist school in Coventry could close. Read more.

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  1. November 7, 2011 at 1:09 am

    The third article, about teaching young adults how to handle airports and the airline check in process, was very interesting. Of course, the best way to teach people with autism new skills is practice and repetition, so this is a great program. Not only does it help the families, but it raises awareness of autism among the people who work in the airport. Young adults with autism have a lot of challenges, as this link portrays http://www.aspergerssociety.org/articles/44.htm , and they can use all the help they can get.
    I am a young adult with Asperger’s who used to fly a good amount. My most stressful flight occurred on the first leg of a flight from Eugene, OR to Albany, NY. The flight was delayed for take offin Eugene, and I found Eugene to be a very overwhelming airport sensory wise. I must have paced back and forth mumbling to myself for a good hour, but luckily no one seemed to notice. Air travel is stressful for everyone!

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