Autism in the News – 09.13.11
Joshua Robb Missing: 8 Year-Old Boy With Autism Lost In Southern California Woods (Arrowhead, Calif.)
Searchers planned to press forward through the night in hopes of finding a severely autistic boy who authorities say ran away from his elementary school during morning recess and into a Southern California forest surrounding the school playground. Read more.
Study: Michigan autism teachers get bad grade (The Detroit News)
Many Michigan educators need to do a better job teaching children with autism, according to a study being presented today to the state board of education. Read more.
Research partners claim they’re making leaps and bounds towards understanding autism (Canada)
David Patchell-Evans says he felt powerless as he watched his daughter, Kilee, turn “literally overnight” from a sweet, friendly toddler into a three-year-old who would bite her little sister till she bled, who would wake up every night screaming, and who had suddenly lost all her vocabulary. Read more.
Student with mild form of autism excels (Arcadia, Va.)
Aaron Bailey has a full-ride scholarship as a physics major at N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. He spent his summer in a competitive internship working on atmospheric science research at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and he will soon be inducted into the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society at his university. Read more.
Ernie Els ‘Feels Right at Home’ at Kresge’s Krew Pro-Am (Kingsport, Tenn.)
World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els was back in familiar surroundings Monday as the Club at Ridgefields hosted the third annual Kresge’s Krew Pro-Am. Read more.