Autism in the News – 12.14.11
Buckley autism centre closure bid prompts anger (UK)
A specialist centre for children with autism is set to close in Flintshire despite protests from parents. Earlier this year, more than 300 people joined a online campaign to retain Buckley’s Applied Behavioural Analysis Unit at Westwood primary school. Read more.
Children with autism thrive in program founded by teachers (Star News Online)
When you walk into the OASIS center on Kerr Avenue, you hear children playing games and laughing. Just a bunch of typical elementary school kids. They let each other take turns, jump up and down, shout with glee when they win and smile when they don’t. Yes, typical kids. With one difference: They have autism. Read more.
Autistic man focuses on future with camera (STL Today)
Daniel Talbot is thinking of upgrading from his small digital camera to a bigger one. ”This takes good photographs, but it might be time for something new,” said Talbot, 25, sitting at his kitchen table and holding it up. “I haven’t made up my mind, yet.” Read more.
Autism battle: At last, west to have P-12 school (Brimbank Weekly)
An autism school catering for children up to year 12 in Melbourne’s west has been approved by the state government. The P-12 school will be located next to Laverton P-12 College, Education Minister Martin Dixon announced today. Read more.
New Jersey Independent Bookstore Honored as Role Model for Disability Employment and Training (Maplewood, N.J.)
[words] Bookstore in Maplewood, N.J., was recently recognized as a role model for Corporate America because of its initiative to help the disabled community, the largest and fastest growing minority segment today. Read more.