Autism in the News – 10.07.11
Boys With Autism May Grow Faster as Babies (US News)
Boys with autism tend to grow faster as babies, with differences from typically developing infants seen in their head size, height and weight, a new study says. Read more.
Legislation likely to address training for aides to autistic students (Richmond Times Dispatch)
A Henrico County delegate said Thursday that he will introduce legislation requiring specific training for aides in public school divisions who are responsible for the care of autistic students, including personnel on school buses. Read more.
Autism awareness focus of fundraiser at Pocono Raceway (Pocono Record)
Autism Speaks will hold a Walk Now for Autism fundraiser Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, marking the first time the organization has held such an event in the Poconos. Read more.
Aunt wins custody of fatherless autistic B.C. boy (Canada)
A young boy with autism whose father died in a logging accident only two months after winning an ugly custody battle will stay in B.C. in the care of his aunt. Read more.
Jack Black And Stephen Stills Headline Autism Benefit Concert At The Grove (Neon Tommy)
Jack Black and Stephen Stills headlined the “Autism is Awesome” benefit concert, Tuesday, in support of The Miracle Network—an arts program dedicated. Read more.