Autism in the News- Monday, 05.24.10
Controversial Autism Doc: ‘I’m not going away’ (MSNBC)
The doctor who suggested a possible link between childhood vaccines and autism stands by his theory and said on Monday that he will continue his research despite having his medical license revoked. Read more.
Bret Michaels is the Newest Celebrity Apprentice (Gather)
The Celebrity Apprentice candidate that saw more hurdles than any other this season, Bret Michaels, has overcome it all to be crowned the newest Celebrity Apprentice. Michaels beat out fellow final contestant Holly Robinson Peete for the title. Read more.
Autistic Teen Says He Was Beaten and Arrested (Wilmington Island, Ga.)
A Wilmington Island family is upset, after they say four Tybee Island Police officers beat their autistic son. Read more.
At Wilson commencement, Grandin offers insight into the autistic mind (Chambersburg, Penn.)
Temple Grandin laughs at the way her autistic mind works and laughs at the ways she thinks a normal mind could perhaps process information better with autism. Read more.
143 Young Women Earn Girl Scouting’s Highest Honor: The Girl Scout Gold Award (MyCentralJersey)
More than 143 young women will be presented with Girl Scouting’s highest honor for its girl members—the Girl Scout Gold Award at Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey’s Second Annual Gold Award Dinner and Ceremony Sunday, June 6 from 2-5pm at the Westwood in Garwood, N.J. Read more.
Snapple Launches The Celebrity Apprentice-Inspired Teas Handcrafted by Bret Michaels and Holly Robinson Peete (Plano, Texas)
Snapple says, “You’re hired” to The Celebrity Apprentice-inspired teas handcrafted by finalists Bret Michaels and Holly Robinson Peete. Bret Michaels’ Diet Snapple Trop-a-Rocka Tea and Holly Robinson Peete’s Snapple Compassionberry Tea were created as part of the show’s final task and are now available nationwide for a limited time only. To see a list of participating retailers, visit us online at Snapple.com. Read more.
The net can be good for your health (Australia)
I can download a new episode of my favourite TV show on the night it shows in the US. I can email a movie of my son to his grandparent overseas. I can find a long-lost friend on Facebook in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee. Read more.
UPDATE: Autism Program (Penn.)
A part time job at Royer’s flower shop on Queen street in Lancaster has helped 22-year old Laura Pavlovic improve her social skills. Difficulty picking up on social cues is one of the challenges people with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism, have. And as a result, “Aspie’s” as they are affectionately called can often be isolated. But, as a child, Laura had her mother’s help taking her to doctor’s appointments and activities that are paid for by the state. Once Laura turned 21, funding for education, therapies and other support that exist for children, ceased for the adult Laura. Read more.
Dreamers Theater ‘magical’ for young adults with disabilities (Hanover, Va.)Ross Lipstock is a natural on the stage as he takes on one of children literature’s most recognizable and eccentric characters. But off the stage, he is quiet and reserved, creating a stark contrast to his portrayal of the title character in the musical “Willy Wonka KIDS,” based on Roald Dahl’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Read more.
Shadows deceive autistic eyes (PRESSTV)
Apart from being different in their social function and behavior, autistic children see shadows in a different way from normal children, a new study says. Read more.