Autism in the News – Wednesday, 11.03.10
Students promote awareness through Autism Speaks U (The Daily Northwestern)
After Communication sophomore Anjli Lodhavia worked at a New York camp for cognitively impaired individuals this summer, she knew she wanted to work with patients with autism in the future. So after searching online, she called her friend, Weinberg junior Jenna Lebersfeld, and asked whether she would be interested in forming a chapter of Autism Speaks U at Northwestern. Read more.
Con Ed Funds Autism Swim Lessons At Long Island City Y – Next Edition! (Long Island City, N.Y.)
The Long Island City YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd., and Con Edison are teaming up with QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community) to bring adults with autism an aquatics program that builds skills while enhancing self-confidence, motor skills, and well-being. Read more.
Autism girl Holly heads awareness event (UK)
Schoolgirl Holly Salmon overcame her nerves to help launch an event to improve awareness of autism in Wales yesterday. Holly, 11, from Caerphilly, is one of 25,000 people in Wales with autism, a condition that causes communication problems. Read More.
Holland Construction Paves the Way For New Pinnacle Academy Playground (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.)
Holland Construction is paving the way for a new playground for students at Pinnacle Academy in Lakewood Ranch, a private, non-denominational school for children with autism and related behavioral disorders. Read more.
South Eastern agrees to pay $350K to meet 3 students’ special needs (York, Penn.)
South Eastern School District approved spending about $350,000 to pay for the tuition of three extreme special needs students to attend specialty schools, including one who will attend a residential school in New Hampshire. Read more.