Autism in the News – 05.18.11
Young Autistic Musician ‘Some Kind of Miracle’ (Westport, Conn.)
Ethan Walmark’s dad sang The Beatles’ “I Will” to his child every night. It’s the gentle type of song that a proud father would sing to his son, with lyrics like, “Love you forever and forever/Love you with all my heart.” Read more.
Grandin speaks of a life of challenges, achievement (Youngstown, Ohio)
If you wish to trace the origins of Temple Grandin’s success as an animal scientist, author, college professor and lecturer, you would do well to start with her 1950s-style upbringing. Read more.
Autism Speaks hosts fundraiser (Neighborhood Newspapers)
For a family with an autistic child, getting a diagnosis often opens the door to a host of other uncertainties, including how to access care for the still mysterious developmental disorder. Read more.
Judge dismisses autism lawsuit against Gateway (Post Gazette)
An attempt by two families to get federal courts to change the way the Gateway School District educates autistic children was dismissed Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab, but their attorney said it will be renewed. Read more.
Theater Awards, Improving Nutrition in Schools, Support Autism Awareness and More (Yorktown Patch)
Are you looking for a bite to eat around time and support a good cause at the same time? Tara Conlan’s AP Biology class at Walter Panas High School is raising money for Autism Speaks through a fundraising activity, Family Fun Night at Friendly’s in Yorktown Heights. Read more.