Autism in the News – 07.29.11
Row over Flintshire autism unit closure plan (UK)
A psychology professor has accused council officers of presenting inaccurate information to justify closing a unit for autistic children. Read more.
Local author sheds light on adult Asperger’s Syndrome (Sacramento Press)
Martha Schmidtmann Dunne, whose husband Mike Dunne is a local food and wine writer and editor at Sacramento Bee, found that she was also a writer when she began penning a book about her family’s struggle with her youngest son’s Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more.
Showcasing their skills (phillyBurb.com)
These might be the dog days, but there was no hint of the summer doldrums at Benjamin Franklin Freshman Academy in Bristol Township on Thursday morning, as special education students sang, danced and joked their way through an infectiously enthusiastic talent show. Read more.
Autism doctor with clinic in St. Peters under scrutiny (STL Health and Fitness)
An autism doctor who operates clinics in St. Peters and Springfield, Ill., has been suspended in two states for alleged mistreatment of children. Read more.
Penn State autism conference to discuss the challenges of college (University College Park, Penn.)
More students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis are being accepted into college, and while many may have the grades, experts are concerned that some students do not have the appropriate social skills to maneuver through that crucial first year of college. For a teenager with ASD, living away from home and managing school work might be too much to handle without proper training and support. Read more.