Autism in the News – Monday, 09.27.10
Bereaved Bayonne parents create foundation, donate special iPad to Lincoln Community School (Bayonne, N.J.)
Dominick and Rose Lillo of Bayonne have created a foundation in their three-month-old son, who passed away from Type 1 Spinal muscular atrophy, a degenerative disease that destroys the nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement. Read more.
Part 3: A typical classroom day for a child with autism (The Brownsville Herald)
The children were still getting used to the new school and new surroundings during the first few weeks of school. The part of the morning called “circle time” for the children was about to begin. After going to their schedules, the children settled down by the CD player. Read more.
Computer games help autistic children read faces(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Jim Tanaka has always been interested in experts. For his Ph.D. dissertation, he studied expert bird watchers and dog show judges, and developed a program to train novices on how to recognize certain species of birds.Read more.
Parents taught superintendent about needs of autistic children (Boyertown, Penn.)
Dr. Dion E. Betts, Boyertown School District superintendent, thought he had all the answers when he worked as a special-education teacher. Read more.
Disabled youths construct new Muslim comic book superhero (New York, N.Y.)
Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero — a Muslim boy with superpowers who uses a wheelchair. Read more.
Legendary motorcycle event, the Love Ride roars back (Clutch & Chrome)
Every rider knows sometimes it takes a look back to know where to go and that certainly seems the case with one of the more famous motorcycle events. Read more.