Autism in the News – 12.13.11
Blinking May Yield Clues About Autism (WebMD)
When and why children blink may provide researchers some important clues about how children with autism process and take in information. Read more.
See what they Can Do! (Canada)
They’ve been practicing hard and are ready to go! On Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 in the One Kids Place gymnasium, the curtain rises on “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Can-Do Kids Theatre Company’s second Christmas production, sponsored by Autism Ontario North Bay and Area. Adapted by Michelle Webster, Artistic Director and founder, this year’s play features the Peanuts gang played by children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Down Syndrome from ages 6 to 12 as well as their siblings and friends. Read more.
A Perfectly Different Network (Agoura Hills Patch)
The Perfectly Different Network, co-founded by friends Pam Saul and Robin Felton, was established to be a resource and networking center for parents and families with special needs children. Read more.
Autistic Superstars, Thursday, December 15 (Australia)
Keep the tissues handy as British radio DJ Reggie Yates sets about putting together a band of young autistic people to perform a set of songs by the likes of Coldplay and the White Stripes live for TV. It’s immediately evident that the kids and young adults Yates meets are prodigiously talented but, in most cases, severely limited by their autism. Read more.
Help For Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome (UK)
More people with autism and Asperger syndrome will be helped into work thanks to a £40,000 grant from the Strategic Health Authority. The money is being provided by its Employment Fund, following a successful bid from the Cornwall Autism Partnership. Read more.