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Autism in the News – 11.02.11

As people experiment, they find Kinect is much more than a game (The Seattle Times)
At the Lakeside Center for Autism in Issaquah, three 5-year-olds stand in front of a big screen displaying a river-rafting game. They laugh as they jump or wave their arms, making their on-screen avatars do the same through the use of Kinect motion-sensing technology. Read more.

Autism Coverage Grows (The Wall Street Journal)
New York soon will require insurers to cover screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, which will increase premiums for all individuals and businesses. Read more.

Autistic boy to get new ‘leash’ on life (Kingston, Mich.)
Nearly five years ago, Kingston native Pamala (Steele) Fountain began a journey to place a companion dog with her son, Spencer, who was diagnosed with Autism. Read more.

Fund worth £13.4m to help Scots with autism (BBC)
Almost £14m in public money is being used over the next four years to improve services used by people with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Read more.

Dad: Robert doing well (Fredricksburg.com)
Not only is 9-year-old Robert Wood Jr. “doing well” at the hospital, but his father said he has even spoken a few words. Read more.

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  1. November 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Hi, my name is Jim Holden, the founder of a non-profit called “Fish for Life”.
    We take children and young adults with a special need fishing on the ocean….in grand style!
    I have had many autistic guests that absolutley loved the experience and am searching for the right individual to be the Fish for Life Chapter President somewhere along the New York seaboard. The trips are designed for the warm weather months.
    This program is 100% volunteer and a Labor of Love for anyone interested.
    Check out my website and be sure to click the link to the video to see the model for these trips are not a typical fishing experience. http://www.fishforlife.org
    “We’re Spreading the Love One Boat at a Time!”
    God bless,

    Jim Holden

  2. November 3, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I loved the story about the boy who is getting the service dog. I know several people with autism who have gotten service dogs. The dogs help to keep them calm, safe and de-escalate potentially exposive situations. I especially love that Dean Kootz is funding this venture, it is always wonderful when celebrities give back to the community.
    Many times people with Asperger’s relate much better to animals than to people.
    Social skills are often a problem for people with AS, as this article attests http://www.aspergerssociety.org/articles/15.htm . Therapy dogs can help autistic people be more social and participate more in community life, so this is a great idea.

  3. November 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    My son was diagnosed with Autism/adhd and a friend introducted me to a natural product made from milk. I tried it and in two months I saw imprivements in my son. Today my son is doing extremely well in school, very focused and takes the initative to do everything for himself, truly a turnaround from the way the used to be. This product is a uniquely prepared all natural protein made from milk, which improves your immune system, mental performance and physical performance. It works and today my son shows no signs or symptoms of Autism/adhd. For more info my email is asha.persaud@gmail.com Thanks.

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