Autism in the News – Thursday, 04.29.10
Dover NASCAR race to benefit Autism Speaks (Dover, Del.)
For the fourth straight year, Dover International Speedway’s Spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will create awareness for a very worthy cause. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event to be held Sunday, May 16, will be called the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes. Read more.
Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide; Parents of Autistic Kids Speak Out (Gray, Maine)
The state medical examiner’s office has ruled the deaths of a Gray father and his autistic son as a case of murder-suicide, sparking anxiety and concern among other Maine parents of kids with autism and Asperger syndrome. Read more.
Autistic girl escapes abduction (Canada)
A six-year-old’s autism disorder may have been what saved her from a predator who family say tried to abduct the little girl. Read more.
Lawmakers expected to pass antibullying legislation today (Boston.com)
Lawmakers are poised to enact sweeping antibullying legislation after reaching agreement yesterday on a measure that would require school employees to report all instances of bullying and require principals to investigate them. Read more.
Sorority raises funds to benefit Autism Speaks charity (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Making an effort sometimes consists of “going to the ends of the earth.” However, a group of dedicated women will not be headed that way. Instead, they will be heading up and down … and up and down again, for an astounding twelve hours. Read more.
Greek houses team up for autism awareness (Bloomington, Ind.)
Alpha Tau Omega philanthropy chairman and junior Matt Meredith’s involvement with Autism Speaks is a personal one. Read more.
City Pushes Shift for Special Education (NYT.com)
The Bloomberg administration, struggling to address the needs of a growing number of students with learning disabilities, is overhauling special education by asking every principal to take in more of the students and giving them greater flexibility in deciding how to teach them. Read more.