An online petition with over 180,000 signatures will be presented to the Mercer County School Board Thursday night requesting repercussions for school staff accused of placing an Autistic student in a therapeutic bag for misbehaving. Last year Sandra Baker came to pick up her son at Mercer County Intermediate School. She claims she found him… Continue reading Parent of Autistic Child Will Address School Board With Petition
A Kentucky woman who has accused a Mercer County school teacher of putting her autistic son into a bag as punishment plans to address the school board next month. Sandra Baker was called to the Mercer County Intermediate School a couple weeks ago after her 9-year-old autistic son was misbehaving. She said she found him… Continue reading Autistic Student’s Mother Plans on Addressing School Board
1:06pm: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is investigating the city’s overtime pay to Metro employees. The administration has found that about ten percent of the city’s workforce earned $15,000 or more in overtime last year, with some employees effectively doubling their salaries. The amount of money paid for overtime is in the millions of dollars. Some… Continue reading City Investigates Overtime Pay, Autism Linked to Traffic Fumes, Kentucky Law Experts Recommend Death Penalty Moratorium: Today on Here and Now
The Kentucky House has approved legislation requiring insurance companies to pick up some of the high costs of treating autistic children.
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A University of Louisville neuroscientist has research published today in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders that establishes a new link between autism and dyslexia. Dr. Manuel Casanova says he conducted his research on human brains through autopsies. He says researchers previously considered autism and dyslexia problems with brain development or size, but his… Continue reading U-of-L Researcher Shows New Link Between Dyslexia, Autism
Researchers at the University of Louisville are getting $900,000 from the National Institutes of Health to continue their clinical study of autism. U of L neuroscientist Dr. Manuel Casanova says the NIH award will fund a four-year clinical trial that involves the use of a magnetic field to improve brain function and reduce some of the… Continue reading U of L Gets NIH Award For Autism Study