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Autism in the News – 05.25.11

Road to success: Senior says hard work helps overcome autism (Suwanee, Ga.)
When Zach Kallman was in sixth grade, he hopped onto a riding lawn mower and drove around his Suwanee neighborhood, asking people if he could cut their lawns. Read more.

A little help goes a long way (Australia)
Raising a child with special needs has its challenges but there are educational options that can enhance families’ lives, writes Melinda Ham. Read more.

East Yorkshire man invents dolphin therapy device (UK)
The device, called the Dolphin Dome, uses video screens and the sounds of the sea to recreate the sensation of being in the ocean with the animals. Read more.

In Town column: Billy McLean, who is autistic, has been big addition to Center Stage Jackson’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (mlive.com)
A Google search not only gave Denise Weber a lead on a pair of massive plant props needed for Center Stage Jackson’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” it provided Weber, the artistic director, with a puppeteer who knew every line in the musical by heart. Read more.

School opens extension to meet growing demand (UK)
A new teaching block has been opened at an Oxford school to help cater for growing pupil numbers. Read more.


  1. June 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I am developing online piano lessons designed for ASD and other special needs students. I have had wonderful success after only 8 months with my students which you can see in the blog posts of my website http://www.PianoForspecialNeeds.com.
    I need parent/student teams to try my program for free. I know it works with me as teacher one-on-one with the student. Now I need to test it as delivered through online lessons.
    Has anyone had success teaching piano to ASD students? I am discovering methods that work, but it would be helpful to connect with someone with viable techniques and strategies.
    Susan Bessette

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