Autism in the News – Friday, 01.14.11
Local music fest to raise money for future autism center (Fort Myers, Fla.)
The 3rd Annual Surf and Song Festival will have Downtown Fort Myers buzzing with bands Saturday. Read more.
Christie Vows to Support Autism (Livingston Patch)
Last December, at Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall forum in Livingston, Mary Beth Walsh, a parent advocate for children with special needs, introduced Christie to her son Benedict Hack. Along with other members of Autism New Jersey, they presented a plan to meet the needs of individuals with autism. Read more.
Flutie Bowl at Kings to benefit autism programs (Dedham, Mass.)
The Eighth Annual Flutie Bowl will raise money for autism programs as ticket holders mingle with the football great and other local sports figures and celebrities at Kings in Legacy Place on Jan. 20. Read more.
‘Free school to be a beacon’ (UK)
A school in Hartlebury aims to be Worcestershire’s first “free school.” The New Elizabethan School, which currently offers specialist provision for gifted and talented pupils and for children with ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and high functioning autism, is taking its place at the forefront of the county’s “free school” movement. Read more.
Layoff of DPS bus attendants halted (Detroit, Mich.)
Detroit Public Schools’ emergency financial manager on Thursday rescinded today’s scheduled layoff of 88 bus attendants for special education students. Robert Bobb acted hours after the mother of an autistic student sued the district in federal court over the planned job cuts. Read more.