Autism in the News – 02.21.12
A Life With Autism: Summit Hill Junior High Student Expresses Himself Through His Art (Frankfort Patch)
Last week, we wrote about Mokena teen Alex Joss, whose art was recently featured as part of a larger children’s show in Frankfort. The Joss family—Jay, Laurel, Alex, 13, and Tyler, 9—let us meet with Alex for a quick snapshot of their lives. Read more.
Autistic students deserve the best of education (Canada)
I read with interest the article published by the Times (Feb. 16), “Parents, educators frustrated. Little accountability when it comes to autism.” Read more.
Taking a puppy away from an autistic girl (MyNorthWest.com)
Faith Creighton of Silverdale, Washington has a lot to deal with. The eight-year-old girl has mild Cerebral Palsy, Autism, multiple life-threatening allergies, left ventricle hardening of her heart, reduced kidney function, and Familial Mediterranean Fever Syndrome. Read more.
Teen falls to death down trash chute in Gold Coast (Red Eye Chicago)
A 16-year-old boy with autism and Down syndrome fell to his death down a trash chute at a Gold Coast highrise, authorities said this morning. Read more.
Arundel folk gives voice to Worthing mum’s loving message (UK)
Arundel folk club organiser Chris Davis is helping to stage a special concert, with a mother’s song for her autistic son certain to be among the highlights. 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.