Autism in the News – 02.24.11
Lindt Partners with Autism Speaks for Third Year; Expands Easter Giveback Program (Stratham, N.H.)
Premium Swiss chocolatier, Lindt today announces their partnership with Autism Speaks for a third year to raise funds for the autism cause during the Easter season. As a cornerstone of the partnership, Lindt will again support the non-profit through donations from sales of the iconic Lindt Gold Bunny. Additional funds for Autism Speaks will be raised through the second annual Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction, Lindt Easter e-cards, and a new Lindt Facebook initiative. Read more.
Coping With Autism in New Jersey’s Budget (Daily Finance)
Last year, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pledged himself a supporter of autism services. “You have an advocate for your issues in the governor’s office and I am that advocate,” he told members of Autism NJ, a nonprofit that provides services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey. Read more.
At the Boston Conservatory, autistic students learn from music lessons (Boston.com)
The Boston Conservatory is renowned for its intensive training in the performing arts, but on Saturday mornings, this Fenway institution offers a unique program: providing music lessons to children and young adults with autism. Read more.
Foothill High senior is the picture of victory over autism (Foothill, Nev.)
Foothill High School senior Ben Nelson is a precocious artist who meticulously draws colorful illustrations that look like they came straight out of a Disney-Pixar movie. Read more.
Your comments: Newark airport program helps autistic children cope with air travel (nj.com)
Five families participated Wednesday in the “Autism Explores” at Newark Airport, The Star-Ledger reported. It’s a program designed to help autistic kids and their families learn to cope with the particular strangeness of air travel today, an environment that often triggers some high levels of discomfort and outbursts in autistic children. New Jersey has one of the highest rates of autism in the U.S., and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) was instrumental in bringing the program, which has its roots in Philadelphia, to Newark Airport. Read more.