Autism in the News – 05.23.11
Developmental disability on rise in U.S. kids: Why? (CBS News)
Developmental disability is on the rise in the U.S. Between 1997 and 2008, the number of school-age children diagnosed with autism, ADHD, or another developmental disability rose by about 17 percent, a new study showed. Read more.
15,000 Walk For Autism Awareness, Raise $500,000 (The Atlanta-Journal Constitution)
Autism Speaks and Marcus Autism Center held the 5th Annual Walk For Autism Speaks at the Georgia World Congress Center Sunday. The walk received 15,000 participants and raised $500,000 for the two organizations that are dedicated to autism awareness, advocacy, family resources and research. Read more.
‘What happens if I’m not around?’ mother of autistic teenager asks (Canada)
Janet Gan wonders who will care for her autistic son when the day comes that she can’t help him safely get across the street. Read more.
Thousands take steps to fight autism (Atlanta, Ga.)
The push for more research and awareness took a big step forward on Sunday with the 5th annual Georgia Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Read more.
Therapeutic horse riding program in Alexandria has new name, plans activities (Alexandria Township, N.J.)
Dreams Come True Therapeutic Riding program is now called Riding with HEART (RWH) and has many events planned. Read more.