Autism in the News – Friday, 12.10.10
Mario Carey continues His Cycling Quest to Raise Awareness about Autism (Bahamas)
For Mario Carey, who just completed his third 100-mile cycling event to raise awareness and funds for autism, cycling is more than a passion. It is a demanding commitment that’s led him up hills, over rough terrain, along the shore and across countryside, biking hundreds of miles on Family Islands and in South Florida, rallying support for autistic children. Read more.
AMC theatre chain to run ‘sensory friendly films’ for moviegoers with autism (Canada)
The AMC chain has become the first in Canada to introduce movie screenings adapted for viewers with autism spectrum disorder. Read more.
SunriseArc helps disabled tackle new challenges (Leesburg, Fla.)
SunriseArc provides opportunities to 300 individuals with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, brain injuries, behavioral disorders and other disabilities to achieve independence and self-sufficiency. Read more.
Intervention helps autistic toddlers (Baltimore, Md.)
Early intervention programs for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders resulted in improvements in social and communication skills, U.S. researchers say. Read more.
Mom needs help for her 2 autistic kids (Hialeah, Fla.)
Clapping a pair of illuminated Star Wars sneakers in his hands, Christopher Viton jumps up and down with Madagascar’s King Julien, who is performing some flashy dance moves on the TV screen. Although Christopher cannot quite understand the lively lemur’s instructions, he tries to keep up with the beat of the music. Read more.