Autism in the News- 08.02.11
Autism fund-raiser fills Joe Louis Arena with Detroit sports figures (Detroit, Mich.)
They came out do the swing and rumba and raise awareness of autism at Joe Louis Arena on Monday night — Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander an enthusiastic onlooker and club president Dave Dombrowksi a proud supporter of the charity event. Read more.
Love Ride For Autism Returns To Castaic Lake (Glendale, Calif.)
On October 23 Jay Leno will once again lead motorcyclists on Love Ride 2011 from Glendale to Castaic Lake in the country’s largest motorcycle ride-for-charity. This year, Love Ride will benefit Autism Speaks, the nations largest autism science and advocacy organization. Since 1984 the ride has resulted in more than $13 million in donations for children’s charities. Read more.
A Doctor and Father Of Autistic Son ‘Pays It Forward’ (Basking Ridge, N.J.)
Dr. Paul Abend has always believed in paying it forward. The idea that a simple act of kindness can inspire a ripple effect of benevolent gestures greatly appeals to Abend, a father of three—ages 21, 17 and 13—the youngest diagnosed with autism at the age of two. Read more.
Erlanger boy living with autism saves friend from drowning (Erlanger, Ky.)
An Erlanger boy with autism is being called a little hero by his parents for saving another boy’s life, after a 4-year-old nearly drowned. Read more.
Congress Delays Hearing in Autism Bill (Santa Monica, Calif.)
The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has just announced that it is postponing a meeting on the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) until September 7. Read more.