Autism in the News – 11.16.11
Free autism screenings for children planned (Lehigh Acres Citizen)
The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age. Read more.
What happens when autistic kids grow up? (Naperville Sun)
Like most teenagers, 18-year-old Ryan Wall enjoys playing sports, attending high school football games and dances, and socializing with friends. But as Ryan nears the end of his senior year at Naperville Central, his parents face an unsettling question … now what? Read more.
iPads & Autism (Marietta Times)
Helping children with autism spectrum disorder and other barriers to everyday communication learn and speak their minds? Read more.
Dad ‘snapped’ when autistic son sent to home, court told (Canada)
A wrenching portrait of a family’s struggle to help their severely autistic son emerged Tuesday during the inquiry into the deaths of the 11-year-old boy and his father. Read more.
School uses dogs to help autistic students in the classroom (Flushing, Mich.)
Two years ago, special education teachers at Central Elementary School in Flushing never dreamed they would see their autistic students walking a dog. Read more.