Autism in the News – 11.03.11
Autism Can Be an ‘Advantage,’ Researcher Says (Fox News)
People with autism have advantages, in some ways, over people without the condition, and scientists need to stop viewing the traits of autism as flaws that need to be corrected, one autism researcher argues. Read more.
Tonight: Temple Grandin will receive award (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Temple Grandin — the doctor of animal science/best-selling author and expert on autism and inspiration for the HBO movie that bears her name — will be in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 3, to accept the Peek Award for Disability in Media. Read more.
New York’s Mandate Disorder (The Wall Street Journal)
One reason U.S. health care is so dysfunctional is that the government rarely learns from its mistakes—or more accurately, government looks at the results, considers them, and then makes them worse. Today’s case study is New York. Read more.
Missing Child Update: No charges to be filed in Robert Wood Jr. case (Hanover County, Va.)
Charges will not be pursued in the Robert Wood Jr. case. Hanover County Commonwealth’s Attorney Trip Chalkley released a statement Thursday morning to explain that decision. Read more.
DDI Receives $25,000 to Bring Our Children Home (Smithtown, N.Y.)
Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), the leading service provider for children and adults with autism on Long Island, was the recipient of a $25,000 donation from the Jack Fanning Memorial Foundation. The money will go towards DDIs Capital Campaign to bring 24 children back to Long Island as well as renovating a school building housing children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Read more.