Autism in the News – Tuesday, 07.27.10
Autistic man dies in hot van in suburban Philly (Langhorne, Penn.)
Police say a 20-year-old autistic man died after being left in a hot van following a trip to a suburban Philadelphia theme park. Read more.
DHHS Blamed For Delay In Private Autism Funds (Omaha, Neb.)
A funding fight is brewing that could affect dozens of autistic children and their parents in Nebraska. The state’s Autism Action Partnership has pulled millions of dollars meant to help kick off a new program for critical care. Read more.
Children’s museum to host workshop on Asperger’s, autism (Suburban Journals)
The Children’s Illustrated Art Museum is hosting an educational and interactive workshop for the parents, professionals and teachers affected by the challenges of caring for a child with Asperger’s syndrome or autism. Read more.
Camp attendance triples for children with autism (Democrat and Chronicle)
Ten-year-old Steven Moore of Pittsford wasn’t sure archery was safe for children. Holding a bow and arrow, his voice grew louder as he said that pulling the bow string hurt and he didn’t think he could do it. Read more.
Columbia mom applies for Pepsi grant to support children with autism (Columbia, Miss.)
When Ella McPheeters was 3, she spoke her first word, “bubbles.” Before then, Ella was entirely nonverbal. At age 2, she was diagnosed with “pervasive development disorder, not otherwise specified,” a type of autism. It was only when she started therapy a year later that “her language completely blew up,” her mother, Hope McPheeters, said. Read more.