Autism in the News – Friday, 03.12.10
Denton police arrested a 31-year-old registered sex offender Thursday on charges of harassment and making a terroristic threat. Read more.
Autism through the lifespan #3: Education (WHYY.org)
Much of childhood is spent in school. But for children with autism, school isn’t just school. Erika Beras behavioral health reporter at WDUQ in Pittsburgh, reports on special education. Read more.
Autistic Jessica in Crufts parade ring (UK)
When 12-year-old Jessica Leeder parades into the ring at Crufts tomorrow she will already be a winner – whatever the judges think of diligent dog Lucy. Read more.
PLUMSTEAD: Autistic 15-year-old boy goes missing (UK)
Police are appealing for help in finding a missing autistic 15-year-old boy. Read more.
Autism-study doctor facing grant probe (Philadelphia, Penn.)
A Danish scientist involved in two major studies that debunked any linkage of vaccines to autism is suspected of misappropriating $2 million in U.S. grants at his university in Denmark. Read more.
Phys ed classes creatively adapted for disabled students (Pittsburgh, Penn.)
Seated in her power chair, 17-year-old Hailee Agnew looked as if she would never stop smiling. Read more.
TV Teacher Giving Autistic Kids A Hand At Writing (Dallas, Texas)
For a child, learning to write can be a daunting task. For a child with developmental challenges, that task can be even harder. But a local mom has found an unconventional way that’s helping kids learn to write in no time. Read more.
Sauk County Boy Won’t Be Tried In Father’s Death (Baraboo, Wis.)
A judge ruled Thursday that a 13-year-old boy accused of killing his father is not competent to stand trial. Read more.
Autism bill awaiting vote (Topeka, Kan.)
Amid technical and political questions, a bill that eventually could require coverage of autism treatments to be included in all health insurance plans is still in a Senate committee. Read more.
Autism Help for Families in Washington County, Minnesota (Stillwater, Minn.)
A new committee in Washington County is trying help families dealing with autism. In 2009, 50 percent of calls to social workers were families in need of services for people with autism. Read more.
Concocting a Cure for Kids With Issues (NYT.com)
If you’re the parent of a child who’s having trouble learning or behaving in school, you quickly find yourself confronted with a series of difficult choices. Read more.
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