Autism in the News – 06.13.11
Autistic boy found after all-night search (Aurora, Colo.)
A search for an 11-year-old boy who has autism ended Monday morning when a search team found him unharmed. Read more.
Routine autism screenings bad for kids: Study (Toronto Sun)
Routinely screening children for autism could do more harm than good, according to a new Canadian study that flies in the face of recommendations from south of the border. Read more.
What My Autistic Twins are Teaching Me About Love (The Huffington Post)
I come from a family of achievers and changemakers. For generations, we’ve been accomplishing big things. Now my wife and I are parents to 10-year-old twins who have autism, and who often struggle to make it through the day. Our family has been through plenty of agony and disappointment over the last 10 years, and yet our twins are teaching me something important about life, about love and about what it means to be human. Read more.
Voices advocating for autism (Boston.com)
Q. You became involved in autism when your now 10-year-old grandson was diagnosed. Read more.
Autism Training Program to Assist Parents Over the Summer and with IEP Goals for the Fall (Alpharetta, Ga.)
As districts wrap up the school year and as summer gets into full swing, many parents of children with autism wonder how to best keep last years skills and how to get a jump on next years IEP goals. The recent launch of Maximum Potentials summer program will allow parents of children with autism to learn the skills they need to actively work with their children during the break. Read more.