Tuesday, August 25, 2009

From a $29 Million Gift, Treatment for Adults With Autism

Interesting item on a Wall Street Journal Health Blog by Jacob Goldstein.

We think of autism as a childhood syndrome, and treatment for the disorder is largely centered in pediatrics. But kids with autism grow up to be adults with autism, which raises a complex set of issues.
So we were interested to learn that Mass. General, one of the nation’s most famous hospitals, is about to launch a new comprehensive program aimed at treating adults. The program will be funded by a $29 million gift from a family foundation in Massachusetts that often funds autism research, the Boston Globe reports.

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