Autism in the News – Thursday, 01.20.11
Program lets autistic teens attend school locally (Escondido, Calif.)
A year ago, Maribel Chavez had to put her severely autistic teenage son on a bus every morning to reach his specialized school some 30 miles away in San Diego. Read more.
Newly approved Newark charter marks N.J.’s first school for students with autism (Newark, N.J.)
The approval of Newark’s Forest Hill Charter School by the New Jersey Department of Education earlier this week makes it one of 23 new charter schools and the state’s first devoted to students with autism or pervasive developmental delays. Read more.
New autism sports scheme launched in Southampton (UK)
A pioneering project aimed at getting young people with autism involved in sport has been launched in Southampton. Read more.
A girl’s best friend (Canada)
Emily Buchholz and her dog Rocky are a pair that’s hard to break up. That’s because Rocky, as her service dog, is with her at all times, especially in her Grade 3 class at Bayridge Public School. So much so that the three-year-old golden retriever has his own desk and his picture is on the wall with all of the other students in her class. Read more.
Pool fun builds endurance, self-confidence for ‘group of four’ (Newbury Park, Calif.)
Joe Stewart had a grin on his face as he watched his friends swimming laps. The 42-year-old man with autism goes to ARC Skyway, an adult day care facility in Camarillo. Read more.
Autism Awareness Night at Starr Rink (Hamilton, N.Y.)
The Colgate women’s hockey team will hold an Autism Awareness Night on Friday, Jan. 28 when it faces Rensselaer in an ECAC match-up in Hamilton. Read more.