autism

Can Autism Be An Asset?

Jan 3, 2014

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Overcoming.

About Temple Grandin's TED Talk

Temple Grandin struggled with autism until she realized her ability to "think in pictures" allows her to solve problems that others can't.

About Temple Grandin

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Low income parents will soon have a way to get treatment for their children with autism. Starting in January, Washington state will cover applied behavior analysis therapy for kids with Medicaid coverage. The new benefit is part of a legal settlement between the state, and a local advocacy group for children with autism.

Cody Crawford, the man charged in the firebombing of a Corvallis, Oregon mosque in 2010, will be released from jail Wednesday morning. Judge Thomas Coffin made the ruling after two court sessions Tuesday. KLCC’S Lucy Ohlsen was at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene.

Washington State University

With a good six weeks of winter left, flu vaccines are still in demand. While many see the benefits of vaccines, others are less sure. Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, the Rock Doc, weighs in on the efficacy and safety of a prominent feature of life in the 21st century.