Autism in the News – 07.11.11
Skating mom helps son with autism soar (USA Today)
“Fiend Club,” Lyra Stephens’ roller derby persona, is a dark, fierce competitor, circling the rink fighting for the Deadutantes in bouts all over the South. She’s the captain of the team, which is part of the only derby league in Montgomery, Ala., the River Region Rollergirls. Read more.
Police locate parents of possibly autistic boy left at hospital (The Miami Herald)
The mother of the autistic 10-year-old boy abandoned last week at Broward General Medical Center told a Broward judge on Saturday that she was “overwhelmed” and didn’t know what else to do. Read more.
Short Film by Autism Advocate Sheds Light on Condition (Autism Key)
Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting a number of different people within the autism community at the Autism Society’s 42nd annual conference in Orlando, Florida. We attended as exhibitors to introduce a new line of autism jewelry that will help benefit autism awareness, with a portion of proceeds going towards various autism-related programs and services. Read more.
Practical Tips About Autism (Glen Burnie Patch)
I do not know how people react when they learn they have a child with autism, but for Penny Reisler of Pasadena it was her second child that she loved and adored just as much as her first. Read more.
Miss. requires no special austism training for its teachers (Clarion Ledger)
Unlike most other children his age, 7-year-old Austin Carter can’t tell his dad about his day in school. Read more.