Autism in the News – Tuesday, 01.18.10
Christie administration OKs 23 charter school (Newark, N.J.)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has approved applications. for 23 new charter schools including the state’s first independent school for children with autism. Read more.
Granville woman pursuing dream of school for autistic youth (Newark, N.J.)
Barbara Lechner knows the world can be a complicated, overwhelming place for preteens with autism. Read more.
Living With the Label of Autism (Concord Patch)
The invitation was simple enough: Come to a birthday party at Sky High Sports in Concord. It wasn’t the first time that a birthday party invitation for my 8-year-old son has popped up in my e-mail. But each time it happens—whether it’s a birthday request for the Jungle, Pump it Up, or for a small gathering at someone’s home—the feeling I get is the same: relief coupled with a little uncertainty. Read more.
The app that ‘democratised the availability of language aides’ (UK)
Since its launch in March 2010, 600-plus copies of Grace App ( iTunes) have been sold worldwide. It’s been nominated (and won) at the Irish Web Awards and the Appies, and creator Lisa Domican has just returned from the United Nation’s World Summit for m-Learning and Education, where the app was the star of the show. Read more.
Sports cuts ‘will hit disabled and disadvantaged children’ (UK)
Disadvantaged children will miss out on playing sport because funding cuts will force schools to close specialist clubs, experts said today. Read more.