Autism in the News – 01.05.11
Crowder College to offer programs in autism education (Neosho, Mo.)
A pair of new certificate programs at Crowder College focuses on giving educators what they need to help children affected by autism. Read more.
Local autism advocate runs Disney marathon this weekend (Orlando, Fla.)
This Sunday, January 9, Robbie Powell will wake up at 2:30 a.m. to attempt what only a few other Southwest Florida residents have ever done – completing a marathon. Robbie will participate in the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando, a race billed as the “most magical 26.2 miles on Earth” with a course that runs through all four Walt Disney World theme parks. Read more.
Grateful for compassionate community (Kern Valley Sun)
My 11-year-old daughter has autism, is deaf, and unable to communicate. While I was out working in the yard at my parents’ house the other day, she wandered off. Read more.
Tracker ‘godsend’ for family (New Zealand)
Search and Rescue volunteer Jolie Hazley, Invercargill Rotary president Allan Derrick and Sergeant Ian Martin test technology designed to allow searchers to quickly find people with Alzheimer’s or autism who go missing. Read more.
Student actor Kendal Nicole Evans pursues passion in theater industry (The Daily Brun)
Before first-year student Kendal Nicole Evans began studying musical theater, she worked at the Regency Theater in Agoura Hills at the concession stands. Evans initially saw the job as a way to make money. Read more.