Category Archives: Autism Awareness

BREAKING NEWS: U.K. Autism Study Finds Prevalence one in 64

U.K. Autism Study Finds Prevalence one in 64By: Carin Yavorcik Autism Society Welcomes New Studyand Calls for Continued Focuson Supporting People with Autism in America A new study by researchers in the United Kingdom finds that the prevalence of autism in that country is much higher than previously thought. The current estimate of autism in [...]

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Insurance Coverage for Autism Treatments Sought

Patient advocates want the state to more quickly resolve parents’ complaints over payments for behavioral therapy. By Lisa Girion, LA TimesFebruary 25, 2009 Patient advocates called on state regulators Tuesday to force health insurers to cover certain autism treatments. Consumer Watchdog in Santa Monica sent a letter to Cindy Ehnes, executive director of the state [...]

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California Legislature Approves Budget Bill

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press Writer SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Legislature passed a long-awaited budget early Thursday after an epic battle that involved several all-night sessions, sending the governor a bill that raises taxes and cuts spending to help close a $42 billion deficit. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, praised the bill, passed by [...]

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U.S. Vaccine Court Denies Family’s Autism Case

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A special U.S. court ruled against three families on Thursday who claimed vaccines caused their children’s autism. The Vaccine Court Omnibus Autism Proceeding ruled against the parents of Michelle Cedillo, Colten Snyder and William Yates Hazlehurst, who had claimed that a measles, mumps and rubella [...]

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Autism Coverage Bill Fails

Senate’s Move, House Panel’s Inaction Anger Advocates By Fredrick Kunkle Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, February 12, 2009; Page B07 RICHMOND, Feb. 11 — The Senate has effectively killed a bill that would have required insurers to cover autistic children, pleasing business lobbies that argued against new mandates but enraging parents who vowed revenge at [...]

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Scientific Review of the Immunization Action Coalitions Guidelines to Vaccination Policies

The issue of whether vaccines are related to autism in any manner remains a controversial and divisive one. The tremendous financial and public health ramifications of the issue render it difficult to imagine that individuals from any community, be it scientific, pharmaceutical, governmental, or parental, can remain unbiased while addressing it. The following article, which [...]

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Shedding Light on Autism

presented by SIDNEY MacDONALD BAKER, MD May 15-17, 2009Big Sur, California Spend a weekend at Esalen with Dr. Baker, Former Director of the Gesell Institute of Human Development, co-founder of DefeatAutism Now! and co-author of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments, and practicing physician. Treating the Unique Child: Private Options, Public Policy and the Autism Spectrum will [...]

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Autism 911: Help for a family in chaos

By Linda Saether, CNN Medical Producer CARD Note: You can follow the Bilsons’ progress on CNN American Morning 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. through February 4. Seal Beach, CALIFORNIA (CNN) — The Bilson family is like many other families: three kids, a cat, and a small, lovely home with lots of family photos and carved [...]

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Join CARD Feb 14th in Anaheim!

CARD is proud to be a part of this February’s Autism/Asperger’s Conference in Anaheim, California. Join us as we present our 2008 Study on Early, Intensive Behavioral Intervention on Children with Autism. Stay and watch RECOVERED with us! It’s all happening Saturday, February 14th. What better way to show love, than learning about resources that [...]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder May Be More Prevalent Among Children Born Very Prematurely

Science Daily (Jan. 30, 2009) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), in collaboration with other medical centers, have found that children born more than three months premature, are at three times the risk for screening positive on the modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT). Children who screen [...]

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