Autism in the News – Friday, 06.18.10
U. of Utah receives CDC grant (Salt Lake City, Utah)
The University of Utah is receiving a big grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The $2.4 million, four-year grant is for the study of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. The school is one of 11 national centers awarded a total of $5 million in grants from the CDC for the studies. Read more.
Balham Mums stage Art Exhibition (BalhamPeople)
Two mums from Tooting, whose children go to Ravenstone Primary School in Balham are using their own personal and highly evocative experiences of Autism and Aspergers syndrome with amazing consequences. Read more.
Actors’ disabilities don’t detract from their stage presence (The Gazette)
Stephen Snow may not yet be a household name, but he is a pioneer in the world of theatre. He has proven over the years that people afflicted with an array of developmental and physical disabilities can still exhibit astonishing performing abilities. Read more.
Horse power propels therapy at Morning Dove (Zionsville, Indiana)
Through the help of Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding in Zionsville, 7-year-old Aidan Fitzpatrick can feel what it would be like to walk. Aidan, who has cerebral palsy, is part of a program called hippo therapy. Hippo is the Greek word for horse. Read more.
Cool Kid reaches out to help disabled students (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Best Buddies is a program that pairs students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with other high school students. Cool Kid Jaclyn Valdez participates in the program, helping her buddy Brooke, but she also wants other students to get more involved with their other classmates. Read more.