Autism in the News – 07.01.11
For Some With Autism, Jobs to Match Their Talents (The New York Times)
Steen B. Iversen tests mobile phones for the Danish telecommunications firm TDC. Before landing his job two and a half years ago, Iversen, 50, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, spent more than 12 years looking for work. “It’s always been somewhat traumatizing,” he said. “I have had jobs, but I always got fired. People would laugh about me behind my back and laugh at me to my face. Those problems have more or less been a problem for me from childhood.” Read more.
Autistic teen killed by police following argument with mother (Largo, Fla.)
Police called out to a domestic disturbance Thursday say they were forced to shoot and kill an 18-year-old man armed with a knife shortly after entering the apartment he shared with his mother. Read more.
Parents “screaming out for help” (Australia)
Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses are increasing by about 15 per cent a year, but funding is not keeping pace, Autism SA says. Read more.
Should children with special needs be taught in a mainstream class? (Australia)
All students, irrespective of their disability, should be educated in mainstream schools. That’s what inclusive education, an alleged aspiration and requirement of state and federal governments for 40 years or so, means. Read more.
iPad helps SA autistic kids (South Africa)
Autistic children are finding the Apple iPad an aide to their learning and development, an educator has said. Read more.