Autism in the News – Monday, 07.19.10
Is Picky Eating an Early Sign of Autism? (TIME)
New research on the finicky eating habits of children with autism finds that while autistic children do tend to eat a less varied diet than other kids, their feeding preferences have little negative effect on their height, weight and growth. Read more.
Born early, visually impaired, boy in mainstream (Clinton, Mich.)
Adam Beazley loves country music. His father Kevin said Adam, who will be 10 in September, can tell you the name of the song and the singer after just a couple of notes. Read more.
Temple Grandin to visit Austin on Tuesday (Austin, Minn.)
She’s one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People for 2010 and the subject of a recent HBO movie that goes by the same name. Read more.
Buckley parents up in arms as autism centre faces closure (UK)
Parents fear a unit for children with autism could close. The centre at Buckley’s Westwood School provides help for children from across the region. Read more.
Legislation could give boost to N.J. charter schools (Trenton, N.J.)
With the latest batch of charter school approvals likely to be announced soon by the state Department of Education, some lawmakers are beginning a push for a bill that could expand the alternative public schools’ movement in New Jersey. Read more.