Autism in the News – 07.25.11
Army Spc. Jameson Lindskog, 23, Pleasanton; among 6 killed in Afghan firefight (Los Angeles Times)
Like many people exhibiting traits of the mild form of autism known as Asperger’s syndrome, Jameson Lindskog often saw the world in black and white. Read more.
Sonia Gandhi for South Asian partnership on autism (The Hindu)
Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi on Monday praised Bangladesh’s “path breaking innovations” in micro-finance, education, women’s empowerment and public health as she underlined the need for a partnership in South Asia to provide affordable services to millions of autistic children. Read more.
Marion woman recognized for work with kids with autism (Marion, Ohio)
A local teacher’s efforts to educate autistic children has earned her national recognition. Michelle Wagner, who teaches at Marca Schools’ Marie English Early Childhood Center, is a recipient of the Carol Gray Award. Read more.
McDonald’s manager fired after striking customer (Marietta, Ga.)
Marietta Police say a manager of the McDonald’s restaurant on Bells Ferry Road is accused of slapping a mother after she brought her autistic twin sons and a service dog inside the restaurant. Read more.
Mahopac teacher cleared of mistreating autistic students (Mahopac, N.Y.)
A Philipstown justice has dismissed all remaining charges against a Mahopac special education teacher accused in a highly publicized 2007 case of harming her disabled students while questioning the investigative techniques of the Carmel police detective in charge. Read more.