Autism in the News – Wednesday, 09.29.10
Autism Advocates to Demand Apology from Sharron Angle (The Atlantic)
Sharron Angle’s campaign has defended a comment she made in 2009 about a requirement that insurance companies cover autism treatments, and autism advocates are now demanding an apology. Read more.
Girls create playground for autistic children (Bremerton, Wash.)
Two girls in Bremerton have accomplished something that adults didn’t even try to tackle. Best friends Paris Harrison and Alanna Nixon dreamed of tackling a project bigger than planning another sleepover. The girls asked Kitsap Mental Health Services for community service suggestions. Read more.
Teen Band Growing Up (Port Washington, N.Y.)
Teen band NTOR took the stage at La Motta’s Sunday night, drawing a family-friendly crowd to the adult music hotspot, while raising funds for the Long Island Chapter of Autism Speaks. Read more.
Autism and the SCERTS Model is Conference Topic (Binghamton, N.Y.)
An internationally recognized expert on education for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will be the speaker at a two-day educational event on Autism and the SCERTS Model co-hosted by UHS’s Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. Read more.
Superior sportsmanship (UK)
I have been fortunate to see and do a lot of things in my 59 years but what I saw last Friday night in Menomonie near the end of the Superior-Menomonie high school football game has taken over the top spot in any experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have. Read more.