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Autism in the News – 10.06.11

New centre helps youths with autism move to adulthood (Canada)
An innovative centre designed to help youth with autism spectrum disorder or ASD transition to adulthood officially opened in Calgary earlier this week. Read more.

To Broadway, With Autism (The New York Times)
You may have read about the first of its kind “autism friendly” performance of “The Lion King” last weekend. As my colleague Erik Piepenburg described it on the ArtsBeat blog. Read more.

Autism Center’s Festival Aimed at Educating Public (Warren Patch)
With more children than ever diagnosed with autism—and more parents trying to understand the best education and treatment options—there is a growing number of options for families. Read more.

Dave Pine : Gov. Jerry Brown needs to sign landmark law on autism coverage (Mercury News)
On Sept. 9, the California Legislature approved a landmark bill to require insurance companies to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for autism. California is among a minority of states that does not require such coverage, leaving families, school districts and state agencies with few available resources to address this growing need. Read more.

Wold: Boys with autism joy to raise (Tampa Bay Online)
National Institutes of Mental Health website states that all children with autism spectrum disorder have deficits in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and have repetitive behaviors or interests. Read more. 

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  1. November 7, 2011 at 12:50 am

    It’s great to hear about the center for adult transition that they have built in Calgary. The US certainly needs more things of this nature. It is very difficult for a teen with Asperger’s or autism to be able to transition to the kinds of things he is expected to be able to do after high school. (Or a 21 year old, for that matter.) Having a center that can help with therapy, teach social skills, and actually practice these skills in a pretend apartment will help a lot
    As this article I read the other day also demonstrates http://www.aspergerssociety.org/articles/44.htm , being an adult with an autism spectrum disorder is no easy task. Thanks for letting us know about this innovative center.

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