Autism in the News – Thursday, 06.03.10
Urine Test Could Detect Autism (WMTW)
New research says that autistic children have chemical fingerprints in their urine that could help diagnose the condition earlier and more easily. Read more.
Naperville City Council approves facility for youths and young adults with autism (Naperville, Ill.)
The Naperville City Council on Tuesday night unanimously gave final approval to plans for an educational and residential complex for teens and young adults with autism on the city’s southwest side. Read more.
Budget to deliver regional autism centres (Australia)
As part of the state budget, the Queensland Government has announced $1 million a year over three years for new centres in Bundaberg and Mackay. Read more.
Autistic Boy Sunburned On Day Care Outing (Roswell, Ga.)
Twelve-year-old Devin Garris is still bandaged and bright red six days after he was sunburned on a field trip with his day care. Devin, who suffers from ADHD and a mild form of autism, visited an outdoor fountain in Duluth under the supervision of Kids Stay and Play day care located in Roswell. Twelve-year-old Devin Garris is still bandaged and bright red six days after he was sunburned on a field trip with his day care. Read more.
South Park Students Tape Teachers, Principals To Wall For Autism Fundraisers (South Park, Penn.)
The third annual “Tape Your Teacher” fundraising event was held on Wednesday at South Park Middle School. Read more.
Autistic program needs votes to win Pepsi grant (Rockford, Ill.)
For some students, summer break is the best time of the year. But for kids with autism, the summer months may be the most stressful, said Carm Herman, executive director of the Barbara Olsen Center of Hope in Rockford. Read more.
Teachers use exercise balls to focus students (Bountiful, Utah)
Since the beginning of time, adults have pleaded with kids to just sit still. But some, such as fourth-grade teacher Meredith Dyer, are trying a new tactic. In Dyer’s Adelaide Elementary classroom, about one-third of the students sit on large, colorful fitness balls instead of chairs. The kids rock, roll and bounce slightly during lessons, and Dyer says it seems to actually help some of them focus. Read more.