Autism in the News – Wednesday, 12.15.10
Parents skeptical after Ontario pledges additional $25M to expand services for autistic children (Canada)
Families of children with autism are reacting with guarded optimism to news that the Ontario government has pledged $25 million to expand services for those who have the developmental disorder. Read more.
Coping with autism not easy during the holidays (The Republican)
Looking for ways to make the holiday season more meaningful this year? Why not offer a helping hand to families who have children with autism? Read more.
New online tools allow parents with autistic children to enjoy holiday season (The Medical News)
The holiday season is usually a fun and exciting time, but it can be challenging for children with autism and their families. While many of us enjoy the break from our usual routines, family get-togethers, special foods and other holiday events, children with autism may find these activities unpredictable and difficult to navigate. Read more.
Puppets offer students insights into autism (Bennington, Vt.)
Puppets were on the loose Tuesday at Bennington Elementary, leading performances geared to entertain and educate students about understanding autism and making friends. Put on by Friend 2 Friend Programs — Vermont, a nonprofit out of Burlington, the skits included seven friendship tips students can use when communicating with autistic children. Read more.
Twin boys with autism find safe place to play (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
The daily lives of twins Austin and Hunter Dick are packed with preschool and therapy, leaving little time for outside activities. But their parents have found a place for their boys, who cope with autism, to play in a safe environment with other families who know just what they are going through. Read more.