Autism in the News – 08.25.11
Spotlight Essay: A Vision for New Jersey’s Autism Community (East Brunswick Patch)
New Jersey has made an excellent start in meeting the needs of people with autism, but it’s still only a beginning. Read more.
Therapeutic skateboarding for kids with autism (New Hanover County, N.C.)
The Brooklyn Arts Center was transformed into a skate boarding arena Sunday. Askate.org used the venue for a day of tricks on skateboards! The event aims at introducing skateboarding to kids with autism. Organizers say it is a therapeutic sport for them because of the rolling sensation. Families and volunteers came out Sunday to teach the kids some fun on the board. Read more.
Bachelor’s degree for students with autism (Albany, N.Y.)
Two Albany, N.Y., colleges are creating a bachelor’s degree program for students with autism spectrum disorder, college officials say. Read more.
Healing through sun, fun at camp for kids with autism (Folly Beach, S.C.)
Even though her autistic son was on a surfboard Wednesday with surfing legend Garrett McNamara, Jessica Miller admitted she was a little nervous watching them in shoulder-high waves kicked up in advance of Hurricane Irene. Read more.
Wrestlers to tangle for a good cause (Jackson, N.J.)
It’s been 11 years, almost to the day since Wayne Studigel last stepped into a wrestling ring. On Saturday night, he’s making a comeback, in his hometown and for a worthy cause. Read more.