Autism in the News – 06.06.11
A Disabled Boy’s Death, and a System in Disarray (The New York Times)
Jonathon Carey didn’t die for lack of money. New York State and the federal government provided $1.4 million annually per person to care for Jonathan and the other residents of the Oswald D. Heck Developmental Center, a warren of low-rise concrete and brick buildings near Albany. Read more.
Autistic students require patience and support, but see the world a little differently (The Grand Rapids Press)
I used to lead a church middle school youth group, and one of the kids in the group was diagnosed with autism when he was a toddler. Read more.
Transitioning to middle school for a child with autism (The Brownsville Herald)
Matthew, Patty and Michael knew something different was happening that Tuesday. The three children had been listening to a social story about going to a new school. The story talked about the upcoming changes that were to take place in August including pictures of a new school. The students understood that a bus would be bringing them to a different school for a special community-based instruction that week. Read more.
Families Hit the Pavement to Raise Money and Awareness at Autism Walk (White Plains, N.Y.)
Thousands of employees, volunteers and family members gathered at New York Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains to participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks in an effort to raise something as equally important as donations: awareness. Read more.
Ernie Els will return to U.S. Open at Congressional vastly changed by his child’s autism (The Washington Post)
They were, comparatively, kids then and not yet married when Ernie Els wrapped his girlfriend Liezl in an embrace 14 years ago after he won the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. The group hug included Els’s father, Neels, who thwacked Ernie on the back on Father’s Day, though he missed his mark in the bedlam and ended up slapping Ernie’s mother, Hettie. Read more.