Autism in the News – 06.14.11
Governor Chris Christie Appoints Four Members to State Autism Panel (Berkeley Heights Patch)
Governor Chris Christie named four new members to the Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism. The Council, charged with creating a Center for Excellence, will coordinate research and apply and advance best practices in the understanding, prevention, evaluation and treatment of autism, enhancing the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Read more.
Tracking device failed for 11-year-old with autism (Aurora, Colo.)
Police say the parents of an 11-year-old boy with autism who went missing on Sunday night already face charges for an earlier incident where the battery in his GPS tracking device was not charged. The boy was found early Monday morning and is OK. Read more.
Parents are locked up and desperate (Detroit Free Press)
Between the jail food, the constant pacing and a gnawing anxiety, Julian Wendrow would lose 30 pounds in 80 days in the Oakland County Jail. Read more.
Disabled adults, likely to outlive parents, face unclear future (Denver Post)
Slick stood patiently in a Medicine Horse stall, letting the brush glide over his haunches, the motion at once calming the animal and producing a smile of pure boyish bliss on the 50-year-old face of the man wordlessly stroking him. Read more.
Boys Ride Longboards Down Coast to Fight Autism (Palo Alto Patch)
Daniel Houze and Blake Stassi, both 15, are skateboarding more than 450 miles along the California Coast to raise awareness, and money, for autism. Read more.