Autism in the News – Thursday, 03.25.10
Teens make time for disabled kids (Palm Springs, Calif.)
Sunday afternoon’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Xavier College Preparatory High School was all about community, Makeala Logan said. Read more.
District faces challenge of jump in autism cases (Chula Vista, Calif.)
The number of students with autism in the Sweetwater Union High School District has skyrocketed 1,000 percent the past nine years to the point where about 239 children are afflicted with the disorder. Read more.
Jury To Resume Deliberations In Page Trial (Pittsburgh, Penn.)
The life of a man convicted of letting his 23-month-old daughter freeze to death outside after he allegedly abused her is in the hands of a jury. Read more.
Artist with autism paints soap opera stars (Chicago, Ill.)
This weekend is the perfect time to visit the Chicago Cultural Center, especially for soap fans! Read more.
Boys charged in Norland Elementary sex attack (Miami, Fla.)
Three boys were charged Wednesday in the sexual assault of an 11-year-old autistic girl in an elementary school restroom. Read more.
Serving Students with Special Needs in Charters (Part 1) (New York, N.Y.)
Critics of charter schools often complain they get higher-than-average test scores because they don’t take a fair share of special education students. More than 16 percent of city public school students receive special education services, compared to about 11 percent of those in charters. But one charter is going out of its way to prove it can educate the neediest pupils alongside their non-disabled peers. Read more.
Casey’s, Hy-Vee Taking Part in Autism Awareness Month (New York, N.Y.)Casey’s General Stores and Hy-Vee are taking part in the series of awareness and fundraising initiatives planned by Autism Speaks – the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization – to celebrate Autism Awareness Month in April. Read more.
Inmates Help Teen Fight Autism (Louisville, Ky.)
It’s an unusual combination for a worthy cause; women in prison making bracelets to fight autism. Read more.
Update: Accused murderer’s wife takes stand (Mesa County, Colo.)
The wife of accused murderer Allen Grabe says she believes her husband was legally insane when he shot and killed her son Jacob. When asked by the defense if she believed Satan played a role in her sons death, Jacquette Grabe said yes. Read more.