Autism in the News- 07.21.11
Celebrities, concert and cards on hand for autism fundraiser (Charlotte, N.C.)
Veteran R&B group Boyz II Men and a slew of sports celebrities come together Saturday for “Lake, Land and Lyrics,” a fundraiser for Autism Services of Mecklenburg County. Read more.
Ride to raise money for autism center (Bakersfield, Calif.)
It’s time to gear up, get on that bike and be sure you are ready to party for the first-ever Ride for Autism at Yokuts Park on Saturday. The event is aimed at providing help for families and those living with the developmental condition but it also promises fun in the sun for motorcyclists looking to show off their skills and families looking for an afternoon of games and entertainment. Read more.
3-year-old from Midland Park helps put a face on autism (Midland Park, N.J.)
Kim Cristo did not know much about autism two years ago, so no one is more surprised than she that her daughter’s photo is now helping to raise awareness about the disorder through an Internet campaign. Read more.
Honorary degree for Phoebe’s work to help those affected by autism (UK)
Phoebe Caldwell, 78, has pioneered new techniques to improve the outlook for people with severe autism and has used her talents as a poet, writer, artist and builder to create ways of reaching people who are frequently excluded from community. Read more.
Autism Sufferers Defy The Odds To Climb Cairn Table (UK)
For the 16-year-olds have defied the odds by climbing 2000 feet to the top of Cairn Table near Muirkirk. No mean feat when you consider that Mark and Sam both suffer from autism. Their condition means that the boys have difficulty communicating with people and it affects how they make sense of the world around them. Read more.