Autism in the News – 02.15.11
J-Mac continues to inspire five years after scoring feat (Democrat and Chronicle)
Can it really be that five years have passed since that remarkable night in February of 2006 when Jason McElwain of Greece gave Rochester – and ultimately, the world – a performance no one will ever forget? Read more.
10-year-old autistic boy, Brandon Strong, punished for behavior caused by his condition (East New York, N.Y.)
An East New York boy diagnosed with autism has gotten dozens of detentions this school year for behaviors caused by his condition, his parents say. Read more.
Proposed Law Cracks Down on Fake Autism Therapists (The Daily Stamford)
State lawmakers and autism advocates are proposing measures to protect autistic children from people such as Stacy Lore, the woman convicted of misrepresenting herself as an autism therapist. Read more.
Rhodesian ridgeback stands tall as autism service dog (New York, N.Y.)
Janice Wolfe is waiting for her late lunch of lobster and scallop ravioli at the Affinia Hotel. Her Rhodesian ridgeback, Wyatt, is lying beside her. Read more.
Funding cut fears hit Burnley autism centre (UK)
Hundreds of young people suffering from autism and their families across East Lancashire are facing the loss of vital respite services. Read more.