Autism in the News – Wednesday, 03.31.10
Build-A-Bear Workshop Supports Autism Speaks in Honor of Autism Awareness Month (St. Louis, Mo.)
Build-A-Bear Workshop(R), the interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals, announced today that it will raise funds to support Autism Speaks in honor of Autism Awareness Month. This is the sixth consecutive year that the company and its foundation have supported the charity, which funds research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism and advocates for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Guests can visit any Build-A-Bear Workshop retail location in the United States and donate $1 at checkout register to support Autism Speaks from March 31 through May 2. Read more.
Trial Date Set For One Boy In Norland Sex Assault (Miami, Fla.)
A trial date has been set for a Norland Elementary School student who has been charged as an accessory in the sexual assault of a female classmate. Read more.
Fight Lights iPhone App Supports Autism Awareness – Light it up Blue (Bethesda, Md.)
Shine your light blue to commemorate Autism Awareness Day on Friday, April 2. Download color #10 on the Fight Lights color picker and taking action to raise awareness about autism in our communities. A percentage of proceeds will go to Autism Speaks for the entire month of April as Fight Lights encourages all fans to fight for autism awareness and shine a blue light wherever they are! Read more.
New WVU program trains teachers to help children with autism (W.Va.)
With more than 1,000 reported cases of autism in West Virginia, the need for teachers trained in understanding how to help children with the disorder is great, but West Virginia University’s Behavior Analysis for Teachers program is trying to address that need. Read more.
Father of autistic child launches ‘Operation Jack’ (Kan.)
When Sam Felsenfeld broke his neck at the age of 16 in a swimming pool accident, it was fate that allowed him to regain the use of his legs. Read more.
Valley adults with autism get chance to open for business (Phoenix, Ariz.)
The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center has started a job training program for adults with autism. Read more.
Susceptibility to Autism Tied to Genes (Health Day News)
Researchers have discovered two genes for brain proteins that seem to be linked to autism disorders. Read more.