Behind starburst eyes

Autism in the news

on November 7, 2013

During today’s workshop “Informing the Village” I was asked if I could recommend any news footage or medical journal articles for family members to read that were reputable. Below are a few that I would recommend:

 

CBC News has this article entitled “Quick Facts About Autism” where they speak of how it is a neurological condition, something that truly is hard-wired into the brain:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/quick-facts-about-autism-1.860279

I love this mother’s story that The National covered. I enjoyed how positive she was in focusing on his talents and strengths:

http://www.cbc.ca/books/2013/05/new-book-aims-to-find-value-in-children-with-autism.html

A very informative fact sheet about Autism from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm

A 12 minute radio interview with Temple Grandin when she was in Montreal from CBC. I love how she advocates for teaching real life skills at early ages: 

http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Quebec/ID/2416335290/

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