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Autism in the News – Wednesday, 07.14.10

Fayette Forward looking at needs assessment for the county (Trib Live)
The Community Health Improvement Partnership of Fayette County Tuesday agreed to delay a decision on spending about $50,000 to conduct a new community health needs assessment while Fayette Forward continues a similar process. Read more.

Comic writer tackles daughter’s autism with humour (The Washington Post)
Award-winning Spanish illustrator Miguel Gallardo has overcome the limitations imposed by his daughter’s autism by doing what he does best — drawing. Read more.

Vivek, the dance teacher! (India)
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi continues his humanitarian work by associating himself with a social cause where he will interact with autistic children and teach them dance steps. Read more.

Former teacher changes focus (Northwest Herald)
Tammy Wynstra-Basel faced a crossroads recently when she found out she was being laid off from her job with District 200. The speech and language pathologist didn’t find her way to another school district, though. Instead, she decided to branch out on her own. Read more.

The Flintshire school where every child’s a winner (The Leader)
Children at a special school have been celebrating the end of a successful first year. Read more.

Patchy provision for autistic children (UK)
The National Assembly will today debate a committee report which highlighted patchy provision in further education for young people with autism. Read more.

A Gift From The Game (Sports Illustrated)
Sometimes the world moves too fast for 12-year-old Charles St. Germain. A friendly game of soccer with other boys can seem like chaos, leaving him agitated and shaken. At other times it’s Charles who moves too fast for the world, or at least his brain does, giving in to impulses so easily that he has been known to walk away in mid-conversation if something catches his attention. Such are the symptoms of autism, which can leave a person who has it feeling out of step, unable to adjust to the rhythms of the world around him. Read more.


  1. July 14, 2010 at 11:25 am

    DON’T GO TO LAZER PLANET IN GRESHAM OREGON! THEY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST KIDS WITH AUTISM! Our 8 year-old son was banned for being autistic, even though he has attended Lazer Planet at least 4 times in the last year & half w/out incident. It was only today I mentioned his autism, was yelled at in front of the kids & banne…d him from playing there JUST FOR BEING AUTISTIC. Nor does he honor his website prices/schedule!

  2. kristin
    July 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    are you freaking kidding me? people are so ignorant these days, autism is a huge spectrum, and plenty of children play and do just fine in social settings and with other children. the child has never had an incident there before, and you only mentioned in passing that the child was autistic and they BANNED you? i have a 4 year old and many are shocked when they hear that hes been diagnosed with autism, and even at four, he can do all the other things that lazer planet has to offer. i have half a mind to go in there and see if they let us in…..

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