Autism in the News – Monday, 05.03.10
Autism Should Not Be a Death Sentence (Huffington Post)
This had been a particularly rough April, aka “Autism Awareness Month.” I’m trying to find the bright spots where I can. As always, I begin in my own home, with my three daughters, who have autism, and who can make me smile and laugh (and shake my head and holler, I admit) from morning to night. Read more.
City school district offers to settle with suspended teacher (Chillicothe, Ohio)
A Tiffin Elementary teacher on leave for alleged mistreatment of students has been offered a settlement deal. Read more.
Gender dictates autism symptoms, study says (Ore.)
Recent studies have found that males and females with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience different symptoms according to gender. Educators and students in the education field still have a lot to learn about ASD. Read more.
Child missing overnight found safe (Elkton, Md.)
An autistic child who wandered away from his mother and sister in the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area near Elkton, Md., was found unharmed after a search lasting more than 13 hours. Read more.
Parents face obstacles over restraint law (N.J.)
One of the ironies of New Jersey’s ambiguous policies on the use of physical force against unruly schoolchildren is that the state’s ban on corporal punishment can be used to justify it. Read more.