Autism in the News – 01.12.11
Couple promises $10 million for autism research (The Columbus Dispatch)
As the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to grow, top researchers at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital will have help trying to unlock some of the mysteries of the illness thanks to a $10 million gift. Read more.
Autism diagnosis hits parents ‘like grieving process’ (UK)
A mother who was left confused by the help available after her autistic son’s diagnosis has set up a support group for parents. Read more.
New autism clinic helps kids, parents (Altoona, Iowa)
Eight-year-old Jupiter Hotz uses blocks to re-create a structure built by a staff member at The Homestead’s new Autism Clinic in Altoona, then tackles a game of Jenga. He doesn’t speak much, but is slowly making progress. Read more.
Whitby movie theatre hosts special event for kids with autism (Canada)
Kids bounced in their seats, stood up and danced to the music, clapped and yelled at a crowded morning screening of Yogi Bear at the AMC Whitby 24. Read more.
Els wants to build autism center (Honolulu, Hi.)
Ernie Els now has a charity event for amateurs that will reward fundraising skills as much as good golf, hopeful it can raise upward of $3 million to help build a center for autistic children. Read more.
The Paul Fisher Gallery Presents “Into Space” An Art, Music and Fashion Exhibit by American Artist Laurance Rassin on January 19th (Palm Beach, Fla.)
Paul Fisher Gallery is pleased to announce “Into Space,” a futuristic look at American artist Laurance Rassin’s new collection of paintings and sculpture. The exhibit will be held on Wednesday, January 19th, 6 – 10 PM at The Paul Fisher Gallery, located at The Flamingo Building, 433 Flamingo Drive, West Palm Beach 33401 – just south of the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach at the Flamingo Building. sponsored by Barron Group at UBS Financial Services in Palm Beachl. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Read more.