Posted by lightfoot on Sunday, March 16, 2008 (17:59:32) Posted by : Julie in Parenting Children with Special Needs Blog
Autism may be one of the hottest disability topics for this yearâ€™s presidential candidates. All the major candidates have addressed it in some way, which isnâ€™t surprising, given the rapid rise in autism (1 in 150) and all those children with autism have parents and grandparents who are presumably voters.
A site called AutismFACTS has compiled information on the presidential candidatesâ€™ stance on autism and the governmentâ€™s involvement. The information on this website is a bit dated, since most of the original candidates are still posted there. But for the big three, AutismFACTS gives both Clinton and Obama a â€œCâ€ and McCain a â€œC-â€œ. They give Ron Paul a â€œBâ€.
Posted by lightfoot on Sunday, March 16, 2008 (13:33:40) By fashiongossip
Its that time again- Time to get together and walk for a great cause!!! April 12th 2008, what are you all doing?
Walk Now for Autism, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is Autism Speaks signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.
Posted by lightfoot on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 (08:12:26) By Melissa Hincha-Ownby
Many individuals equate an autism spectrum disorder with mental retardation
This widely-held thought is actually a misconception and is based on outdated studies.
A common misconception that is made by the general public is that autism equates to mental retardation (MR). Mental retardation is a term used to describe individuals that fall within a certain range on a standardized intelligence quotient test. The phrase mental retardation immediately drums up negative connotations; some states have recognized this and switched to the use of cognitively disabled in its place.
Wyeth wins thimerosal-autism case in Maryland court
Posted by lightfoot on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 (08:07:06) MADISON, New Jersey - Wyeth (NYSE: WYE) announced today that Wyeth's motion for summary judgment in the case of Blackwell, et al. v. Sigma Aldrich, Inc., et al was granted - an alleged vaccine injury case claiming that Jamarr Blackwell's exposure to thimerosal containing vaccines caused him to become autistic
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