Autism in the News – Friday, 11.19.10
MU Researchers Announce New Autistic Education Techniques (Colombia, Miss.)
University of Missouri College of Education researchers announced Thursday a new autism curriculum being implemented in two Columbia schools. Researchers are conducting their curriculum in both Lange Middle School and West Junior High. Read more.
Wildhorse Program Seeks New Home (San Ramon, Calif.)
A local San Ramon program that serves disabled and special needs children and adults through the use of riding horses needs a new home. Read more.
Blast girl, 12, honoured for her bravery (UK)
Brave members of the public and firefighters were honoured at an awards ceremony last night for helping to save lives across South Yorkshire over the last year. Read more.
Missing CL teen found safe in Utah (Crystal Lake, Utah)
A missing Crystal Lake teen has been found safe in Wendover, Utah. Seventeen-year-old Trenton Johnson, who has a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome, left his home Tuesday after getting into a disagreement with his parents. He was seen Nokomis, Ill., about an south of Springfield, Wednesday afternoon. Read more.
Babies And Robots Learn From Each Other (Red Orbit)
A few years ago, AnthroTronix, Inc., an engineering research and development firm in College Park, Md., introduced Cosmobot, a type of social robot for therapists and educators who work with developmentally and learning disabled children. Read more.