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Autism in the News – Monday, 06.28.10

Charges Dropped Against Tasered Autistic Teen (Tybee Island, Ga.)
An autistic Georgia teenager who was Tasered by police in May will not face charges. Read more

Autism SchoolProfile: PACE in Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Calif.)
Back when Matthew was around ten years old, he had the mother of all tantrums in the grocery store, one that that left a bloody scratch on my arm. A sympathetic shopper offered a band-aid, and as I thanked her, I explained that Matthew had autism. Read more.

Speech language pathologists essential when treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (Brownsville, Texas)
“Logan” was a nervous boy. He would bite himself whenever he was afraid. As a child with autism, changes frightened him. His biting was increasing because he could not communicate what he was feeling. Read more.

Filmmaking camp puts kids with autism in spotlight. (Jacksonville, Fla.)
“Let’s move it,” Joey Travolta tells the crew before actress Dani Moore hits her cue at an elevator in the University of North Florida’s student center ballroom. Read more.

Students with Autism Enjoyed Day at Walt Disney World After Raising Own Fun (Orlando, Fla.)
Seven students enrolled in Eden Autism Services Florida’s school for children with autism enjoyed a day at Walt Disney World and night at a resort hotel this month, thanks to money they raised themselves. Read more.

Books: A father comes to terms with son’s autism in ‘Saving Ben’ (Dallas, Texas)
Fatherhood did not go as planned for Dan Burns. He spent decades seeking to rescue Ben, the youngest of his three children, from autism. Read more.

Speech language pathologists essential when treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (Brownsville, Texas)
“Logan” was a nervous boy. He would bite himself whenever he was afraid. As a child with autism, changes frightened him. His biting was increasing because he could not communicate what he was feeling. Read more.

Raising autistic child requires strong support system (New Berns, N.C.)
To shield her identity given her current occupation, 25-year-old “Stephanie” preferred using a pseudonym for this column. In the mid-’90s, a doctor diagnosed her then 4-year-old brother “Kenny” with autism. Read more.

Autism School Profile: PACE in Santa Clara

Back when Matthew was around ten years old, he had the mother of all tantrums in the grocery store, one that that left a bloody scratch on my arm. A sympathetic shopper offered a band-aid, and as I thanked her, I explained that Matthew had autism.



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