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Autism in the News – 10.10.11

California Mandates Autism Coverage, Amid A Flurry Of New Laws (The Wall Street Journal)
California’s Governor Jerry Brown (pictured) had a busy weekend. We mentioned earlier his signing of the California Dream Act, which would allow undocumented immigrant students to receive state-funded financial aid. Read more.

Eight autistic children still waiting for a school place after 10 weeks (Ireland)
More than two months after their specialist school closed due to a lack of funds, a group of eight autistic children still have no school places. Read more.

Phila. becomes hotbed of autism research (Philly.com)
Shortly after their 18-month-old daughter was diagnosed with autism in 2009, Beth and John Yocum enrolled her in a language-learning study at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She got a comprehensive evaluation – a full day of examining, questioning, playing – from a team of experts, all of it free. Read more.

More training about autism urged (Times-Herald Record)
On a late September evening in a rural area of Goshen, a 7-year-old boy playing with his father in their backyard wandered into the woods. Read more.

Autism Advocates Upset Teacher Cleared In Restraining Student (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Autism advocates are concerned an Indiana Court of Appeals’ decision to drop charges against a special education teacher who helped restrain a special needs student could send the wrong message to Indiana teachers. Read more.

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  1. Krista
    October 10, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    To the Autism Advocates Upset Teacher Cleared In Restraining Student: This is really not acceptable. I don’t agree with her at all for what she did. Whether he was striking himself or not she had no right to tape socks on his hands, use belts to strap his legs to his chair and then lay the chair on the ground in the classroom. Also this was in his normal behavior to do, so nothing was different except that the teacher did this. I really just do not agree with her. Things should’ve been handled differently in this situation.

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