Autism in the News – Thursday, 12.02.10
Hearing, speech center will offer program for autistic children (Lexington, Ky.)
The Lexington Hearing & Speech Center announced Wednesday it will offer more classes for hearing and speech-impaired youngsters and a program devoted to autistic preschool children when it moves into the former Julia R. Ewan Elementary School, which the center is buying. Read more.
New Version of an Old Drug Could Treat Autism (and Addiction Too) (Time)
One night in 2006, Kathy Roberts rushed her autistic daughter, Jenny, to the hospital. Nothing had been able to stop the young woman, then in her mid-20s, from vomiting. Jenny had recently suffered several major seizures and her entire gastrointestinal system was going haywire. Read more.
Autism workshop to focus on awareness (India)
A three-day workshop has been organised from December 17 to create awareness among parents and teachers about autism. The workshop will be conducted jointly by the KEM Hospital and Sunderji Institutions and the Pune Support Group for Autism. Apart from regular schools, the KEM Hospital and Sunderji Institutions runs an integrated training programme for remedial teachers for children with special needs. Read more.
State Report Examines Tennessee Public Education Services For Youth With Autism (The Chattanoogan)
Tennessee lacks standardized methods for training teachers of students with autism and there is insufficient information to track the effectiveness of those training efforts, according to a new report released by the Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA). The report is the second in a three-part series of reports examining Tennessee public services for infants, children and youth with autism. Read more.
‘Sensitive Santa’ at New Towne Mall geared to children with autism (New Philadelphia, Ohio)
Families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to New Towne Mall at New Philadelphia Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. to celebrate “Sensitive Santa,” an event that caters to children with autism and allows them to enjoy one of the holiday’s joyous memories – sitting on Santa’s lap. Read more.