Autism, New Goal Is Finding It Soon Enough to Fight It"
For years, autism was rarely noticed before the age of two, its symptoms overlooked
by busy parents or so subtle that pediatricians missed them. But in the last
two years much has changed. Scientists have set out to diagnose the disorder
as early as possible, and slowly, more children with autism are being identified
before they turn two. Read
"Battling Insurers Over Autism Treatment"
With an estimated 425,000 autistic children in the United States, parents are
increasingly demanding that insurers pay the bills for treatment. But most
insurers say that such treatment has not been proved effective by scientific
tests and that therapists often do not have sound credentials. Read
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On the lighter side...
Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical
"You ought to meet MY mind. Scary place indeed.
Big dark rooms withoverflowing file cabinets all over the
place. Can't find a damn thing."
~ Jessie Hunter, in the context of being a parent of a child with autism