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.