Autism in the News – 08.17.11
Missing Middletown Teen Reunites With His Family (Killingworth-Durham-Middlefield Patch)
Just about now the parents of 17-year-old Nathan Carman are reuniting with their son in Virginia, after spending the last several days searching for the youth, who is autistic and went missing on Thursday, Aug. 11. Read more.
Making autism disappear (Niagara This Week)
Lindan, along with three of his magician friends will be at Ridgeway’s Restaurant in Ridgeway next Monday to help raise money research to help unlock the mysterious condition, a complex neurobiological disorder that impacts normal brain development. Most individuals, in varying degrees, suffer from communication problems, difficulty with social interactions and a tendency to repeat specific patterns of behaviour. Read more.
The Art of Communicating: Gorman Ruggiero’s World Theatre of Children (Philly Fringe)
When I was seven years old, I was tackling how to use a sippy cup (still working on it, just kidding). When Gorman J. Ruggiero was seven years old, he was producing his own shows, after receiving a twenty-five cent miniature circus kit. Read more.
Anna Moffit: Hypocritical Republicans take aim at kids with autism (Madison.com)
Dear Editor: I think that some tea party legislators should change their slogan from “Don’t tread on me” to “Can’t we just have our cake and eat it, too.” Despite their calls for saving the taxpayers hard-earned dollars by cutting programs right and left in the interests of closing our state deficit, they continue to kowtow to corporate interests that pass the buck onto working families in Wisconsin. Read more.
Local bar to turn into a sensory room for album launch (UK)
Local musician Ian Brough will be turning the L4 bar on Guildhall Street into a sensory room on Thursday, August 18th for the launch of his self produced album “Surrounded By Autism And Comforting Lights”. Read more.
Local musician Ian Brough will be turning the L4 bar on Guildhall Street into a sensory room on Thursday, August 18th for the launch of his self produced album “Surrounded By Autism And Comforting Lights”.