Autism News Oct 10 - Oct 16

Test for autism is most promising yet, claims study

Daily Telegraph: A foolproof test for autism in adults and children is "a major step" closer after scientists claim to have developed a brain scan that can detect the condition with almost 100 per cent accuracy. More ...

Two Important Autism Bills Signed Into Law

Two important pieces of autism legislation have recently been signed into law. On September 30, President Obama signed H.R. 2005, “The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act.” He thereby ensured that crucial programs for autism early detection, surveillance, research, education, awareness and treatment will receive funding for three more years.The other major piece of autism legislation that just became law is SB 946, which mandates that health insurance health plans in California must cover behavioral therapy as a medical benefit for autistic individuals. More ...

Hewlett-Packard Hack-A-Thon Creates Apps for Autistic Kids

Hewlett Packard hosted a “hack-a-thon” in Silicon Valley Tuesday to create applications for a very special target audience. They happen to be designed specifically for families with Autistic children. More ...



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