Autism in the News – 01.21.11
Autism Speaks and Lindt Seeking Nominations for ‘Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism’ (Stratham, N.H.)
Premium chocolate manufacturer Lindt USA announces beginning today it is seeking nominations for the Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism program. One in 110 children and countless family members across the country are touched daily by the effects of autism. The Unsung Heroes program — part of Lindt’s partnership with Autism Speaks during the Easter season — honors ordinary individuals who are extraordinary champions for those affected by autism in their family, home and community. Read more.
Flash Mob Raises Autism Awareness (Charleston, W.Va.)
As people headed into the Capital Classic Wednesday night, they probably noticed something was a little different this year. Read more.
Autism Awareness Training for Law Enforcement Officers (Lexington, Va.)
The Department of Criminal Justice Services has scheduled specialized training for Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire/Rescue officers, Crisis Intervention Teams, and the County Magistrate’s office, for Critical Autism Training (CAT-1) in Lexington, VA. Read more.
Temple Grandin says autism makes her a better animal expert (Newsleader.com)
Temple Grandin, a top animal scientist and advocate for people with autism, gained celebrity throughout the country after a movie was made about her life. Read more.
Michigan lawmakers renew fight for autism coverage (Lansing, Mich.)
Michigan lawmakers are renewing efforts to require the offering of insurance coverage for certain autism treatments. Read more.