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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.

  1. Eumir Francisco
    September 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Yesterday, we were invited at a birthday party and it was held at Monkey Joe’s in Pottstown Pike.
    My wife and I went there with our daughter who has Autism. She is 8 years old and is about 4 ft tall.
    She was pretty excited when we got there and she started playing and bouncing around until one of
    The staff told us that she can’t use the slide if she will take off her socks. We tried as hard as we
    Possibly could to let her wear her socks all the time but the problem is it’s really hard to explain it
    To her because of her condition.

    From there we just decided to let her play on those areas where there are no slides and she’ll pretty
    Much just be bouncing around and again we were told that she can’t play there. At that point I felt like
    I don’t really know where they are coming from and why they’re denying that right for my daughter to
    Have fun and enjoy playing with other kids.

    I decided to speak with the manager and all she could tell me is that she will just need to sit. No apology was made.
    From there we just decided to leave the premises and vowed never to come back again. This is something that every parent didn’t want to happen to their child. I just want to share this story with and all the parents out there.

  2. patricia
    September 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    i am a teenager and i think that is just unfair and wrong of them to do to ya’ll. she should have the right that everyother child has to be able to play. who cares if she doesn’t were her socks. it should not matter. she has a condition and its hard to explain it to her so they should except that and allow her to play. that is just unfair!!!!!!!!!!!

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