Autism in the News – 10.20.11
Cameron James Smith: Missing Teen With Autism Found In A West Hollywood Bar (Huffington Post)
The search for a 14 year-old boy who went missing in Burbank ended after he was spotted at a popular gay bar in West Hollywood. Read more.
Braemore Home’s licence pulled after man confined (Canada)
A Cape Breton special care home where an autistic man was confined to a room for two weeks last year is beset by a “climate of mistrust and suspicion” where staff and management have an adversarial relationship, concludes an independent review released Tuesday. Read more.
Spending cuts set for Fla. disabilities program (Tallahassee, Fla.)
The head of Florida’s developmental disabilities program is proposing more than $14 million in spending cuts. The reductions that Mike Hansen outlined Wednesday are designed to eliminate chronic deficits in the program. Read more.
Senator Menendez Celebrates Signing Of Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (The Paramus Post)
Act will provide necessary funding for research, screening, education, treatment. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez joined advocates, students, and teachers at the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act Celebration, an event to celebrate the President signing into law Senator Menendez’s legislation. Read more.
Eden Autism Services Florida names Maureen Bashaw Advocate of the Month (Naples News)
Eden Autism Services Florida has recognized Fort Myers resident Maureen Bashaw as recipient of the Autism Advocate of the Month award. The award recognizes people who are advocates for autism by increasing awareness, raising funds or providing leadership in support of autism. Read more.