Autism in the News – 06.24.11
Center to help autistic children proposed in Portage (Portage, Mich.)
The vacant Moose Lodge on Portage Road could become the home of a new center that will help autistic children and their families from Southwest Michigan as well as the entire state. Read more.
Morelle’s autism bill may be closer to becoming law (Irondequoit, N.Y.)
Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle, D, Irondequoit, announced late last week that legislation, which he sponsored, requiring health insurance coverage for autism treatments and therapies has once again been unanimously approved by the New York State Assembly and Senate. Last year’s version of the bill was vetoed by former Gov. Paterson. Read more.
Ex-Pa. school worker admits online threats (Easton, Penn.)
A former employee at an eastern Pennsylvania school district admits posting online threats against the middle school where he worked and a nearby airport. Read more.
Car knocks person off bridge into Ohio River (Covington, Ky.)
Police say crews in northern Kentucky are searching the Ohio River after a person was struck by a car and knocked off the Brent Spence Bridge. Read more.
Parents lose fight to save city school (UK)
Plans to close a special needs school in Glasgow have been approved despite protests from parents. Councillors agreed the proposal to shut St Raymond’s Primary, Castlemilk. Read more.