Autism in the News – 03.31.11
Increasing Autism Awareness―and Compassion (Wilton Patch)
I’ll be wearing blue all day tomorrow—and I hope you will join me. Tomorrow kicks off Autism Awareness Month. The month’s events will launch over the next two days with “Light it Up Blue,” the symbolic effort to shine a light on autism. For the campaign, prominent buildings across North America and the world will turn their lights blue to raise global awareness and commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday. Read more.
Autism bill amendments receive mixed reviews (Daily Press)
Gov. Bob McDonnell has added four amendments to a bill approved by the General Assembly that would require many insurance companies to pay for a treatment for children with autism. Read more.
Learning to Embrace Autism (The Huffington Post)
As another Autism Awareness Month begins, those of us who are parents of autistic children are wondering just how much more awareness the world needs. For more than 10 years, the debates have raged onOprah and Dr. Oz, in books by Jenny McCarthy on one side and mainstream doctors on the other, in every major newspaper and magazine: What exactly is autism? Read more.
Help never came for boy struck by train (Australia)
Tiny Kieran’s night should have ended back home in the warmth of a cuddle from his mum before bed. Read more.
Hearing continued on whether to fire Conn. teacher (Brookfield, Conn.)
A hearing is being extended to a fourth day over whether a Brookfield High School math teacher should be fired for asking an overweight student if he ate his homework. Read more.