Autism in the News – Thursday, 05.13.10
Norfolk family mourns the loss of 14-year-old son who died on way to school (Norfolk, Va.)
A local family is coping with the loss of their 14-year-old special needs student who died on the way to school. Read more.
Teenage autistic artist’s work heading to MMA (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
A 19-year-old autistic teenager from Brooklyn will soon have one of his paintings on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read more.
Family Pushes For NC Autism Insurance Coverage (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Treatment for autism is costly, and families in the Triad want the government to do something about it. Read more.
Fla. suspends psychiatrist in boy’s overdose death (Miami, Fla.)
State regulators have suspended the license of a South Florida psychiatrist who has treated hundreds of poor and disabled children, saying Dr. Steven L. Kaplan poses “an immediate, serious danger to the health, safely, or welfare of the public.” Read more.
School abused autistic girl, mom says (Gilbert, Ariz.)
Jessica Anderson wonders whether she should stop sending her daughter to Gilbert’s Sonoma Ranch Elementary for the rest of the school year. Read more.
Tom Brokaw Among Presenters Of American Image Awards For Autism Speaks (Look to the Stars)
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has announced the presenters and slate of honorees to be recognized during the 32nd Annual AAFA American Image Awards benefiting Autism Speaks later this month. Read more.
Study challenges one view of autism (Pittsburgh, Penn.)
There is something obviously wrong in the brains of people with autism, and one of the chief symptoms of that is the difficulty they have in understanding other people’s emotions and intentions. Read more.
Autism bill sent to governor (Mo.)
With his autistic, 5-year-old son sitting on the side of the chamber, freshman state Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Kirkwood, thanked colleagues Wednesday for sending Gov. Jay Nixon a law requiring insurance companies to include treatment of autism spectrum disorders in their coverage. Read more.
Students participate in bubble blowing for autism world record (Totowa, N.J.)
Several students from Memorial School (MS) in Totowa recently participated in vying for a world’s record for blowing bubbles for one minute in support of the Families for Autistic Children Education and Support (FACES) network. Read more.