Autism in the News – 03.23.11
Senior student, advocate for autism awareness, meets NJ senator (The Setonian)
On March 10, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) met with Seton Hall senior Kerry Magro to discuss ways to build Autism awareness and advance the Senator’s autism legislation. Read more.
Helping those with disabilities shred slopes (North Shore News)
On the slopes of Grouse Mountain, everyone knows him as Blazin’ Blake, but at home he’s a 10-year-old boy who happens to have autism, and until recently didn’t know he loved to ski. Read more.
Sheriff Department Helps Bring Loved Ones Home (Encinitas Patch)
For a caregiver of someone with special needs, it’s one of the worst fears: Their charge, for whatever reason, goes missing and has no way to communicate to anyone who they are or where they live. Read more.
Autism Queensland’s Dress Differently Day (Australia)
Autism Queensland’s largest annual fundraising campaign, Dress Differently Day, is set for Friday 8th April 2011 to raise funds and awareness of the condition that now affects one in 160 Australian children.
Its great fun and anyone can take part, either individually or by signing up their business, school, club or community organisation. Read more.
Group Tasks FG On Increased Awareness on Autism (Nigeria)
National Coordinator, Autism Associates and Centre for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD), Mr. Okey-Martins Nwokolo has called on the federal government to show greater commitment in creating awareness on Autism, even as he said the disease was fast spreading among children. Read more.