Autism in the News – Wednesday, 11.24.10
Poll rivals tick off on autism school (Australia)
Both major parties have pledged their support for a new school in Knox for children with autism. Deputy Premier Rob Hulls said a re-elected Labor government would proceed with the second stage of the prep to year 12 school in Ferntree Gully. Read more.
Kan. senator honored for autism work (Topeka, Kan.)
A state senator from northeast Kansas has been honored by Easter Seals for his work on autism legislation. Read more.
They call him 50 Tyson (St. Paul, Minn.)
Antonio Henderson-Davis stood on the sideline during the Edison High School homecoming game, his punishment for missing football practice. Read more.
Blow to Ellesmere Port mum’s fight for justice for son (UK)
A mum has vowed to fight on to get compensation for her autistic son despite legal aid being withdrawn from a landmark court case. Terri McKay, of Summertrees Road, Ellesmere Port, claims a drug she took for epilepsy nine years ago has left her son Daniel with a catalogue of serious illnesses. Read more.
Autism coverage supporters push for Michigan law (Lansing, Mich.)
Supporters of expanded health care coverage for autism are pushing to get changes approved in Michigan by the end of the year. The Democratic-led Michigan House has voted to require offering better insurance coverage for behavioral therapies for autistic children. The Republican-led Senate hasn’t voted on the legislation. Read more.