Autism in the News – 04.13.11
Autistic student is crowned prom king at Celebration High (Orlando Sentinel)
Shane Thomas kept his fingers crossed. He hoped to hear his name. Then, before anyone could announce this year’s prom king at Celebration High School this past Saturday night, students erupted, chanting the senior’s name. Read more.
Living with autism — The Invisible disability (The Sault Star)
As a mother, Lorena Burgan didn’t want to believe anything was less than perfect with her newborn. But as a longtime special needs instructor, she couldn’t ignore her instincts about Colin. Read more.
‘Best’ Places to Live With Autism All in Major Metro Areas: Survey (HealthDay)
After their 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with autism last December, Kristen Paurus and her husband, Bill, sought out doctors and therapists who could help. Read more.
Autism funding gets boost (Canada)
All Nova Scotia preschoolers who need intensive in-home therapy for autism will now have access to a lauded provincial program. Read more.
Parents celebrating advancements of past generation in identifying, treating autism (Southeast Missourian)
Rex Rattler lived in a nearly wordless world, a place of limited expression. “Yes.” “No.” At 3, Rex could barely speak. His mother, Cynthia Brown, a Poplar Bluff, Mo., doctor, blamed herself. She thought she was a bad parent, even though she had enrolled the child in speech and developmental therapy after taking him to several specialists. Read more.