"To Treat Autism, Parents Take a Leap of Faith" -- NYTimes

Here's a new, rather long article dated today, the 27th. It covers some of the ground from the other article about "curing" autism but addresses how that's being attempted in much more detail. Wow it can cost a lot.

A friend of mine has a little girl who seems to be an "Aspie." She's getting some horse-riding therapy, among other things. It's not nearly as costly as what gets mentioned in the NYTimes, but it's still more than they can afford -- and their insurance company has screwed up bigtime in interpreting its own rules about whether or not it'll cover some or all of the cost. Sheesh, some companies will do anything to avoid paying -- but that's a gripe for another day.


I see that the NYTimes had one I missed a few days ago: Battling Insurers Over Autism Treatment.

Another autism story, a diary of sorts from one of the NYTimes' staffers: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/29/education/29auti sm.html.

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