Autism in the News – 09.29.11
Congress extends autism research programs (Bloomberg Business Week)
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government’s autism research program going. Though the legislation had broad support, it almost didn’t make it out of the Senate. Read more.
Paul Scholes reveals son’s autism battle (UK)
Former England and Manchester United player Paul Scholes has revealed that his youngest son is autistic. In an serialisation of his autobiography Scholes: My Story, the retired midfielder speaks about his experience of having a son who suffers from the developmental disorder. Read more.
Musical Savant, Derek Paravacini, Stuns Audiences (ABC News)
When Derek Paravacini, 32, played his concerto in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall Wednesday night, he knew the piece by heart — and all the parts for each instrument in the orchestra, about 45 in all. Read more.
Autistic local artist aims to show work at NYC exhibit (New York, N.Y.)
A local artist is trying to get to New York City to show his work, but he needs some help. Anthony Rivera, 40, has autism and is a talented artist who would like to participate in “ARS SPECTRA: The Autistic/Artistic Mind” later this year at the Soho Digital Art Gallery in New York City. The event, featuring numerous artists with autism, will begin Oct. 27 and last for three weeks. Read more.
Gap to Host Fundraiser This Weekend (Bridge Water Patch)
Gap stores in the area are coming together this weekend for “Help Close the Gap on Autism” in an effort to collect donations to help the worthy cause, according to a release from the store. Read more.