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Autism in the News – Thursday, 07.01.10

Cooking club helps autistic children build life skills (Medford, Penn.)
Brownie pizza was the featured entree at a recent cooking club meeting in Burlington County. Read more.

Senate: Autism Insurance Bill Delayed Until 2011 (Raleigh, N.C.)
Supporters of the proposed autism insurance bill faced a major set back today in Raleigh. Read more.

Boy Found After Going Missing For Second Year in a Row (Ind.)
It was a good outcome in the search for a missing autistic boy on the southwest side. Read more.

Stamford tries to offer its autism spectrum disorder students a full education (Stamford, Conn.)
Heidi Teubert was disappointed when her son, Mickey, didn’t appear in his high school’s spring musical, Pippin. Mickey, who is finishing freshman year at Stamford High, isn’t your typical teenage actor. He has a neurological condition known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It’s a developmental disability that affects his ability to communicate and interact socially. Read more.

Surfers set to gather for autism benefit (Fla.)
The local surfing community is coming together tomorrow for an event in support of Surfers for Autism, a charitable organization that enables autistic children to experience the sport. Read more.

UN Calls Shock Treatment at Mass. School ‘Torture’ (ABC.com)
It may look like any leafy New England campus, but inside one Massachusetts school for special needs children, the method of teaching at work is anything but ordinary. Read more.

  1. anonymous
    July 1, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Mother & advocate with autistic child fatally injured; memorial donations encouraged for autistic research:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10182/1069562-122.stm

  2. Kathy Gough
    July 8, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Seems that the success for the autistic surfers is as simple as…The ground stands still so “they” have to move ; the ocean waves move quickly, so “they” do the opposite, they try to stand still. Takes a great deal of concentration to stand “still” on a surfboard ; therefore their focus has completey changed…just sayin’ :)

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