Autism in the News – Wednesday, 04.28.10
Missing autistic man found unharmed (North Port, Fla.)
An autistic North Port man reported as missing Monday has been found safe and unharmed, police said. Read more.
AstraZeneca Reaches $520 Million Settlement (CBSNews.com)
Today, the federal government announced a $520 million dollar settlement with AstraZeneca in a case that accused the pharmaceutical company of promoting an antipsychotic drug for unapproved uses. Read more.
Jury acquits Saginaw man charged with sexually assaulting student with autism (Saginaw, Mich.)
To this day, Todd L. Pesta says, he doesn’t know if he touched a female student’s breasts as he tried to escort her to lunch in October 2008 at the Millet Learning Center in Bridgeport Township. Read more.
Cuts mean fewer hours for disabled (Montgomery County, Md.)
Roger Pollin has worked as a custodian at the Potomac Library since 1992. As an adult with autism, the work helps keep him busy and fulfilled, his job coach Justina Nelson said. Read more.
Fighting to bring out his best Gloves are on against autism (Canada)
Colton Tomchuk is a 12-year-old boy with the heart of a champion. Read more.
New Autism Clinic Opens in Dubuque (Dubuque, Iowa)
A new center in Dubuque aims to improve the lives of people living with autism. Read more.
Autistic Gray man, 22, killed by his father (Gray, Maine)
A father shot and killed his autistic son Tuesday at their home on Yarmouth Road before turning the rifle on himself, Maine State Police said. Read more.
Jury gets murder case against ex-Lincoln-Sudbury student (Woburn, Mass.)
A Middlesex Superior Court jury yesterday began deliberating the fate of a teenager who was described as both a methodic murderer and a student whose mental sickness drove him to kill, punctuating a high-profile three-week trial that raised questions about the treatment of mental illness in schools and in the courts. Read more.