Autism in the News – 04.28.11
Checklist could spot children with autism earlier (Washington Post)
Pediatricians could diagnose children with autism earlier by asking parents to fill out a simple, five-minute checklist when they take their babies in for their first-year checkups, according to research released Thursday. Read more.
Students honor autism with bubbles (Tototwa, N.J.)
Part of Autism Awareness Month, the students at Memorial School and Washington Park School in Totowa participated in a national event recently. The students at both schools were blowing bubbles for a FACES (Families for Autistic Children Education & Support) event to bring awareness to autism and hopes for a world record. The students are trying to set a new Guinness World Record for the amount of people blowing bubbles simultaneously. Read more.
Parents accused of caging autistic children in Vancouver plead not guilty (Vancouver, Wash.)
The Vancouver man and woman accused of keeping two autistic boys locked behind what police called a “cage-like” door pleaded not guilty to unlawful imprisonment charges in Clark County Superior Court on this morning. Read more.
Glen Ridge schools mark Autism Awareness Month (Glen Ridge, N.J.)
“My name is Sue Rubin. I am 26 years old. I have written these thoughts about my life, because I don’t really talk.” Read more.
Autism needs acceptance, not an awareness month (Sun Sentinel)
As we near the end of April, celebrated by some as Autism Awareness Month, I offer you this potentially controversial piece by the father of an autistic child who doesn’t believe in raising awareness of autism, as much as accepting those who are living with the condition. Give it a read, and leave your impressions in the comment section below. I’d be interested to see what you have to say. Read more.