Autism in the News – Tuesday, 03.30.10
2 Suspects In Norland Sex Assault Appear In Court (Miami, Fla.)
Two Norland Elementary School students accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in a school bathroom made an appearance in court Tuesday. Read more.
Ben Franklin Bridge will be lighted for causes in April (Camden, N.J.)
The Ben Franklin Bridge will have special lighting themes during April to promote autism awareness, the Gift of Life Donor program, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Earth Day, Easter Sunday and the March of Dimes. Read more.
New York woman to be arrested for faking autism counseling credentials (Norwalk, Conn.)
After more a year’s investigation, a New York woman whose company charged Norwalk public schools over a $160,000 for providing autism treatment is about to be arrested on three counts of first-degree larceny, police said. Read more.
Autism registry to be launched in Ottawa (Canada)
Ottawa will become the second city in Canada to launch a registry to equip first responders with the tools needed to assist autistic individuals. Read more.
Mum of Pudsey teenager kicked in head appeals for witnesses (UK)
The mother of a Bradford student with Asperger’s Syndrome who was beaten to the floor and kicked repeatedly in the head has lambasted the “disgusting” behaviour of his attackers. Read more.
Chesapeake student loses bid for private-school tuition (Chesapeake, Va.)
A hearing officer has rejected a family’s request for private school tuition reimbursement for their daughter. Read more.
Huntsville mother and son to go to Montgomery to rally for autism (Huntsville, Ala.)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one out of every 110 children has some form of autism. Read more.