Autism in the News – Tuesday, 08.17.10
Benefits of giving up gluten are few, unless you’re a celiac (TheStar)
Going gluten-free used to be a culinary death sentence, the heavy price of relief for those with celiac disease. Read more.
Disabled boy’s plea touches Elton’s heart (Jarrow & Hebburn Gazette)
Rocket Man Sir Elton John is helping a South Tyneside disabled boy’s Disney Dream achieve lift-off.
Fury as minister steps in over school closures (Scotland)
Glasgow City Council’s plans to close three schools are to be investigated by the Scottish Government.Education Secretary Mike Russell has moved to “call in” the proposed closure of two special schools and a primary school in the city after Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) voiced concerns about the planned closure of Stonedyke Primary, St Joan of Arc School and St Aidan’s School. Read more.
N.J. education chief supports multiple institutions having oversight of charter schools (Trenton, N.J.)
State Education Commissioner Bret Schundler Monday said he’s willing to give up the state’s monopoly on authorizing and regulating charter schools — as long as he gets to choose who the other decision-makers are. Read more.
Some Oregon Schools Teach Social Skills (Portland, Ore.)
As kids head back to school in Oregon and across the country, some of their teachers and parents are realizing many children could use some help with the simplest of social skills, such as how to greet a stranger or carry on a casual conversation. Read more.