Autism in the News – 04.22.11
Rep. Ellen Story honored as advocate for the autistic (Amherst, Mass.)
An autism services advocacy group honored state Rep. Ellen Story D-Amherst with its legislator of the year award last week, a citation that came one year after Story helped pass legislation that will require health insurance companies to provide insurance to individuals with autism. Read more.
Naperville autistic student fights to end ‘R word’ (Naperville, Ill.)
Jordan Schubert stands before a crowd of 300 swimmers who have been joined by their coaches and families for a Special Olympics swim meet at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. Read more.
Moms Talk: Autism Awareness Month (Corona Del Mar Patch)
Thank you for joining this week’s Moms Talk (the name notwithstanding, dads, grandparents, expecting parents and even people with no kids are welcome and encouraged to contribute). Every Thursday, check out a new Moms Talk discussion on Corona del Mar Patch. Help add to our conversation and leave a response in the comment section below this article. If you have a question that you’d like our Moms Council to answer, send us an e-mail. Read more.
Mom seeks custody of boys with autism ‘imprisoned’ by dad (Vancouver, Wash.)
The biological mother of two children with autism rescued from what police called a prison in their own home is seeking custody of the young boys. Read more.
Madison senior saluted at autism event (Madison, Ohio)
It’s a little tough for her to admit, but Jennifer Sturgis, a senior at Madison High School, was a little nervous Wednesday evening. If 14,000 people were all looking in your direction, you might be, too. Read more.