Autism in the News – 12.30.11
Frostbite 5K in North Park to Benefit Locals Living with Autism (Pine-Richland Patch)
TJ Burke, a local educator and law enforcement officer, has teamed up with the Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders to host the first Frostbite 5K run at North Park. Read more.
New Miller College seminar aids in autism battle (Battle Creek Inquirer)
Harper Creek Community Schools special education coach Kindra Hanson said there’s an old saying about autism: “Autism always wins.” Read more.
Astoria realtor to shave off his signature mustache to raise money for autism support group (The Daily News)
A respected Queens community leader is attempting to turn the mustache he’s sported for the last 35 years into some cold hard cash for an autism organization. Read more.
Integrity of disability panel in question (Canada)
Ken and Gail Wilkinson have spent more than $80,000 of their retirement savings in a legal fight with the province to get financial support for their son Patrick who has autism, cerebral palsy and hearing loss. Read more.
Play day is fun for children (UK)
The voluntarily-run Spectrum group took over Kids Play in Thurston Drive, Kettering, for a session before Christmas. The group regularly rents out venues throughout the year where young autism sufferers and their parents can have fun with similar people. Read more.
Autism Speaks’ daily blog “Autism in the News” is a mix of top news stories of the day. Autism Speaks does not vet the stories and the views contained therein do not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks beliefs or point of view.