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Autism in the News – Monday, 05.17.10

Autism Walk a success (Abilene, Texas)
Our sixth annual West Texas Walk Now For Autism Speaks took place May 8 and was a big success … Read more.

Autism Speaks walks to show of solidarity (Chicago, Ill.)
Mark LaNeve’s sons remind him every day how capricious autism can be. Read more.

Autism group touts skateboarding’s benefits (Greensboro, Ala.)
Skateboarding is considered “cool” for many kids, but for kids with autism, it can also be something more — a therapeutic outlet. Read more.

Mother charged with murder after severely disabled son, 11, is found dead at hotel (UK)
A mother was today accused of killing her disabled 11-year-old son after she was found in an airport hotel, sitting alongside his dead body and holding his hand. Read more.

‘Surfers for Autism’ event held in Juno (Juno Beach, Fla.)
The first Surfers for Autism event in the Palm Beaches has taken place. The festivities started Sunday morning and continued throughout the day. Read more.

‘GMA’ Anchor Sam Champion Inspired by Sister’s Advocacy for Autism Cure (ABC News)
Since I was a young boy, I’ve always looked up to my big sister Teresa. Read more.

Autistic Boy, 10, Found After Wandering 5 Miles From Home (Washington, Penn.)
A 10-year-old autistic boy was reunited with his family Sunday after he wandered five miles from his house in Canton Township. Read more.

Special-ed teachers’ training includes autism (Calif.)
Responding to an explosion in the number of autism cases in the past 20 years, California is requiring thousands of veteran special-education teachers to return to school to learn about the developmental disorder. For many, it will be their first training on the challenging behaviors that often accompany autism. Read more.

Why the man I love can’t love me back (Canada)
I am in love with a wonderful man. He’s intelligent, kind, honest, hard-working, gorgeous and interesting. I want to share my whole world with him, connect with him on every level. But he can never completely connect with me, or anyone else. He has Asperger’s syndrome. Read more.

  1. Denise Doss
    May 17, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Today, May 17,2010 the Denton Independant School District in Denton, TX had my 11 year old granson, with Asperger’s disease arrested for a class 3 felony for hitting a teacher with a mop. He is in jail and will ahve to spend the night there. The same teacher caused him to have another spell not even a month ago by taking away a book and not returning it at the end of the day. He refused to get on the school bus because he wanted his book back. The principal called the police and threatened to call Child Protective services because my daughter and son-in-law couldnot get to the school in 20 min.

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