Autism in the News- Wednesday, 05.19.10
Extra Set of Eyes (Fairfax, Va.)
It’s a feeling that Lynn Miller never wants to experience again. Her son, William, who was 7 at the time, seized one unsupervised moment and disappeared like any other child. Unlike most other children, however, William has non-verbal autism. Read more.
HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces $1 Billion in NIH Recovery Act Awards (Lab Manager Magazine)
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on May 14 one billion dollars of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds have been awarded to construct, repair and renovate scientific research laboratories and related facilities across the country. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) administered the grants, which are expected to create or sustain jobs nationwide and to help foster scientific advances that may lead to improved human health. Read more.
The Luzerne Foundation announces Spring Grant Cycle recipients (Pa.)
The Luzerne Foundation awarded 10 grants to community organizations as a result of their Spring Grant Cycle. More than 52 grant applications were received by the public charity requesting more than $124,000 in funding for programs supporting the handicapped, arts, social services, camps, women and children, food pantries and clinics. Read more.
Barnardos launches two new groups in Redditch (England)
REDDITCH children and young people with a disability will have more chance to get out and enjoy themselves thanks to the introduction of two Barnardo’s children’s charity activity groups. Read more.
Dads with autistic sons ready to rock for cause (Palm Springs, Calif.)
There are few things more important to Josh Heinz than his autistic son and his music. So for the past three years, Heinz has deftly combined his passions to throw a rock ‘n’ roll benefit for the Autism Society of America, featuring local bands The Hellions, the John Stanley King Band, Dead End Paradox and Heinz’s own group, Blasting Echo. Read more.
Student Presents His Senior Project to Standing Ovations at Shepaug High School (Washington, Conn.)
WASHINGTON – Casey Cable’s Senior Project received several standing ovations Friday, May 7, in the Shepaug High School auditorium. Casey’s project, called Senior Recital, featured Casey singing a variety of songs and duets, narrated in between each set. The message, “be good to each other,” was reflected in all of his music selections. Read more.
Starr Report (New York, N.Y)
Media exec Barry Kluger, whose resume includes stops at MTV and USA, has written “A Life Undone, A Father’s Journey Through Loss,” a new book which chronicles the death, in 2001, of his 18-year-old daughter, Erica (in a car accident) and his journey in coping with her loss. Kluger is donating a portion of the book’s proceeds to The Erica A. Kluger Dance Scholarship at Spotlight Dance Academy and to Autism Speaks. Read more.
Autism’s effect on the ‘normal siblings’ (Tenafly, N.J)
When Gabby Abramowitz was younger, she was cautious about inviting new friends to the house. She wasn’t sure how they would react to her younger brother, Ben, who is autistic. Read more.
HERSHEY’S Milk & Milkshakes, Presenting Sponsor of the “Autism Speaks 400” at Dover, Donates $19,800 to Autism Speaks (Lynnfield, Mass.)
LYNNFIELD, Mass. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – HERSHEY‘S Milk & Milkshakes, the “Official Flavored Milk and Milkshakes of Dover International Speedway,” presented Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, with a donation of $19,800 during a press event held Sunday, May 16, before the start of the “Autism Speaks 400 presented by HERSHEY‘S Milk & Milkshakes.” HERSHEY‘S Milk & Milkshakes are a new line of single-serve milk and milkshakes that are produced by HP Hood LLC under license from The Hershey Company. Read more.