Autism in the News – 10.01.10
Autism Speaks awards second class of Dennis Weatherstone pre-doctoral fellowships (New York, N.Y.)
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the 2010 class of Dennis Weatherstone Pre-Doctoral Fellows. Made possible by a multi-year grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation named in honor of former J.P. Morgan CEO Sir Dennis Weatherstone, eight fellowship projects were selected for funding by Autism Speaks with awards totaling $448,000 over the next two years. Read more.
Tracking Device Helps Find Boy with Autism (Lynchburg, Va.)
It didn’t take long for a new gadget at the Lynchburg Sheriff’s Office to do a world of help for one local family. Project Lifesaver’s new tracking device basically functions as a cell phone worn on the wrist, like a watch. Read more.
Conn. Governor Candidate Wants Center For Autism (Hartford,Conn.)
The Democratic candidate for Connecticut governor says he wants to broaden the state’s support for children with autism. Read more.
UGA Gets $1.2 Million to Develop Autism App (Athens, Ga.)
The University of Georgia has received a $1.2 million federal grant to develop an app for mobile devices to help autistic and developmentally delayed people complete routine daily tasks. Read more.
Movers give autism walk a helping hand (Floral Park, N.Y.)
The moving force behind Sunday’s 11th annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks Long Island at Jones Beach is Long Island businessman John Beyer, founder and president of Men On The Move. Beyer’s Floral Park-based moving company donates trucks, warehouse space and its employees’ time to the fundraising event each year. Read more.