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Autism in the News – 12.22.10

Triplett Makes History (SCT Online)
Forest legend Donald “Don” Triplett said he grew up always knowing he was “different.” But what he might not have realized was that his being “different” would be recorded as a timestamp in medical history as the first child of autism. Read more.

Inspiration hope of singer Matt (UK)
A Castle Bromwich singer hopes that his success in a national singing competition will inspire other people with autism. Read more.

Music therapist helps improve patients’ lives (Des Moines, Iowa)
Shelly Peterson uses music to improve the lives of young children as well as help clients with brain injuries, autism, dementia and cerebral palsy. Read more.

Battle Monument Grad Honored for Helping Special-Needs Students (Dundalk Patch)
When Stacey Smallwood, a personal assistant at Battle Monument School, recently won the employee award given by the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities, she joined a small circle of award recipients that included Dundalk Councilman John Olszewski, Sr. Read more.

Hadi Temple provides rides to Shriners Hospitals, make kids smile (Evansville, Ind.)
A trip to the hospital actually makes some Tri-State children smile because their drivers wear funny hats. Read more.

  1. December 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Well i have autism myself and my son have it to i wish there was a cure for it.

  2. Karl
    December 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    “Cure” is a big word, but some kids are making amazing progress. At 15 months my boy lost all speech, lost his eye, and developed seizures. Today he’s in a mainstream class, off IEP, and in gifted and talented. Some issues remain but wow.

    Don’t give up, your boy needs you.

    We saw a good DAN doctor…they may be able to help your boy…they recovered mine.

    My very best to you

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