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Autism in the News – 02.25.11

Coshocton mom plans auction to raise funds for autism awareness (Coschocton, Ohio)
Angela Duff counts her blessings for her two healthy children. That is why she wants to be an advocate for parents who might require assistance for children with special needs. Read more.

State moves to dismiss abuse charges against educator (Great Falls, Mont.)
The Cascade County Attorney’s office moved this week to dismiss a felony and misdemeanor charge against the second former North Middle School paraprofessional accused of abusing an autistic student in a special-education classroom. Read more.

Yobics offers workout without high impact, stress (Southern Maryland Newspapers Online)
The house lights are up every Friday afternoon in the theater of Southwinds Active Adult Community in White Plains. Starting around 12:30 p.m. Troy Richardson leads a 30-minute class of residents and community members in a series of stretching and weightlifting without leaving their seats. Read more.

Startup Is Looking For People With Asperger’s To Test Software (Business Insider)
Aspiritech is a Chicago-based non-profit startup whose mission is to “align the unique abilities of individuals with Asperger’s syndrome and high functioning autism with the needs of the business community.” Read more.

College Students Support Autism Programs Through Charity Fashion Show (Middlesex County, N.J.)
Berkeley College students recently hosted the Fifth Annual Charity Fashion Show in support of autism awareness and programs. More than 50 students planned the event, arranged fashion collections and served as runway models, raising $3,100 for the charity through their efforts. Read more.

  1. rhae
    February 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    i have a 15 year old son who finally just got diagnosed with autism after a long hard life of being mis diagnosed does anyone have any support to offer. rhae wisconsin

  2. Dadvocate
    February 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    The Aspiritech article on Business Insider posed a question that I thought was really off base. Business Insider, in regards to employing adults with Asperger’s syndrome, asks “is Aspiritech exploiting or innovating?” Exploitation? Pretty irritating to even pose the question, given the Aspiritech mission, if you ask me. BI is looking for comments. Please link to the article and weigh in. Thanks!

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