Autism in the News – 04.27.11
Autism Walk In Los Angeles Raises $1.4 Million For Autism Speaks (Los Angeles, Calif.)
More than 25,000 Angelenos gathered at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena on Saturday to participate in the annual Walk Now For Autism Speaks event. The family-friendly walkathon takes place in 90 cities across the country to raise awareness for the syndrome and funds for more research. Before the walk had even started, event organizers were reporting that donations already exceeded last year’s Los Angeles contribution at $1.3 million, according to ABC7. By the end of the walk, the figure was over $1.4 million and counting. Read more.
Autism needs growing (Lakewood, Calif.)
Thirteen- year-old Blake Wesselman is a math whiz in his seventh- grade class, but one wrong answer can send him into a meltdown. Read more.
Try to be model for hiring autistic workers (Pantagraph.com)
The April 3 Parade magazine had a story, “Autism’s Lost Generation.” It detailed the frustration and challenges of autistic young adults. A Pantagraph story April 18 told of a local young man with autism and his successes at Heartland Community College. Society needs to ask, what happens when the school bus does not come for people with cognitive disabilities? Read more.
Autistic students teach classmates about their condition (Valley News Dispatch)
Like an ace pitcher, Jon Krzewinski didn’t let his nerves affect his performance. On Tuesday, he helped explain a little about autism to his fellow fifth-graders at Colfax Upper Elementary School. To convey his message, he shared some details about himself, among them that he’s a baseball fanatic. Read more.