Autism in the News – Friday, 05.14.10
Autism Bill Passes (Jefferson City, Mo.)
The autism bill passed the House and Senate but is still awaiting Gov. Nixon’s signature. Read more.
Family wins right to control future of piano prodigy known as ‘Human iPod’ (UK)
The family of a severely disabled piano virtuoso was yesterday entrusted with the control of his musical career after an extraordinary court battle. Read more.
State investigating death of autistic man subdued by police (Lexington, Ky.)
A state agency that represents the mentally disabled and mentally ill is investigating the case of a man with autism who died after being handcuffed by Lexington police last month. Read more.
Autistic Boy Charged With Making Terrorist Threats Over Stick-Figure Sketch (Sandy Springs, Ga.)
A fourteen-year-old autistic boy is facing terrorist charges after a sketch he made in school. Read more.