Autism in the News – 03.30.11
Mom’s Talk Q & A: Could It Be Autism? (Half Moon Bay Patch)
The word autism when mentioned in connection with your child can send an emotional torrent through the most steadfast parent. In the past few years the word has taken on new meanings and has been brought forth into the public interest with the recognition of an increasing rate of both identification and prevalence of autism and autism spectrum disorders. As rate of identification rises, services for those diagnosed with autism should rise correspondingly. Read more.
Nevada legislators consider autism programs (Carson City, Nev.)
Three programs to help Nevada’s autistic children would merge under a proposed law. Read more.
Moose Jaw woman photographs children with autism to change people’s perception of the disorder (Canada)
Photographer Jodie Goodison uses her camera to focus attention on the abilities children with autism have — not on the negatives of their disorder. Read more.
FAU students holding surf clinic April 2 for kids with autism (The Palm Beach Post)
The Florida Atlantic University chapters of Phi Delta Theta and Alpha Xi Delta are holding a surf clinic for kids with autism April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Deerfield Beach pier. The clinic is free and open to all kids with autism. Read more.
Autism Awareness, Academy of Finance Fundraiser, Class of ’91 Reunion (Fort Lee, N.J.)
April is Autism Awareness month, and Friday is Autism Awareness Day. About Town has been contacted by quite a few Fort Lee families asking for our help in raising awareness about autism in our community, and because we also live daily humbled by the presence of autism, we are happy to comply. Read more.