Autism in the News – 10.08.10
Siblings of Autistic Children May Share Some Symptoms (U.S. News)
Autism seems to play a genetically inspired hide-and-seek game in some families. Undiagnosed siblings in families that include two or more children with autism often grapple with language delays, social difficulties and other mild symptoms of the disorder, a new study suggests. Read more.
Eden school ribbon cutting scheduled for October 11 (Fort Myers, Fla.)
A formal ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open a school for children with autism will be held on Oct. 11, 10 a.m. at Eden Autism Services Florida, located at First Presbyterian Church, 2438 2nd Street in Fort Myers. Eden Autism Services’ president and CEO Tom McCool, Eden Florida executive director Susan Suarez, representatives from First Presbyterian Church where the school is located, and parents plan to attend and speak. Read more.
Jackson sophomore works with hidden disability (Jackson, Mo.)
The Jackson School District wrapped up Disability Awareness Week on Friday, highlighting students with hidden disabilities. Read more.
Boy walks to aid church where parents wed (New Zealand)
A Darfield boy will walk 40 kilometres to overcome his fear of earthquakes and raise money for the damaged church his parents were married in. Read more.
FdL school district purchased more than $25,000 worth of Apple iPads (Oshkosh, Wis.)
The purchase of more than $25,000 worth of Apple iPads is meant to help kids learn and keep administrators on the move, says the superintendent of Fond du Lac schools. Read more.