Autism in the News- 06.29.11
Autism program for toddlers a super success (Edmonton Journal)
John Crabtree used to think his son was a natural genius with numbers. At two years old, Alexander could count to 100 in English, French, Spanish and German, and was trying out Arabic and Cantonese. But when the counting became an obsession, and when Alexander stopped making eye contact with his parents and began flapping his hands, his parents became concerned. He was soon diagnosed with autism. Read more.
Province launches new five-year autism strategy (Winnipeg Free Press)
The provincial government has launched a five-year plan to support Manitobans of all ages that are affected by autism spectrum disorders. The new strategy, called Thrive, will eventually include 40 initiatives, everything from a technology centre to make the latest tools accessible to parents, to a post-secondary scholarship for high school graduates with autism. Read more.
Autism Delaware awards $10,000 to innovative community programs (Dover, Del.)
Autism Delaware recently announced $10,000 in grant money has been awarded to five local organizations. The money was awarded to organizations with innovative community programs for those affected by autism in Delaware. Keystone Human Services was awarded a grant to improve communication skills for 10 individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Read more.
Boyz II Men to perform at autism event (Mooresville Tribune)
Boyz II Men, among other celebrities, will be on hand July 23 to help raise money for the Autism Services of Mecklenburg County at the first Lake, Land and Lyrics event in Mooresville. “We’ve done fundraisers in the past, but this is the first time we’ve done an event like this one,” said Hollis Nixon, event coordinator. “With the economy the way that it is, we wanted to give everyone the most bang for their buck, and I think we did that. It’s a great way to raise money and appeal to a wide range of people.” Read more.
Golf pros return to Kingsport in support of autism (Kingsport, Tenn.)
Golf professional, and recent recipient of Golfweek Magazine’s Father of the Year award, Cliff Kresge, announces his Third Annual Kresge’s Krew Foundation Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn. The Charity Pro-Am is scheduled for September 11-12, 2011. Sunday night will feature a reception and entertainment by Edwin McCain at Meadowview Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center. The Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held on Monday at The Club at Ridgefields, with PGA Tour professionals in attendance. Early commitments to play include PGA professionals: Ernie Els, Tommy “2 Gloves” Gainey, Will McKenzie, Steve Marino, Matt Bettencourt, Chris Stroud, and Vaughn Taylor. Read more.