Autism in the News – Thursday, 08.12.10
Parents of children with autism: We struggle alone (KansasCity.com)
Her day might begin at 2 or 3 in the morning, when her 9-year-old autistic daughter, Ashlyn, wakes up next to her. And from that moment on, Jackie Polvado’s life is a full-out sprint. Read more.
Retired military families not eligible for autism treatment benefit (Washington, Ky.)
When Zachary Berge was diagnosed with autism shortly after his second birthday, he couldn’t speak a word. He often threw tantrums because he couldn’t express himself. Read more.
Grants to pay for breezeway at Lincoln School (NorthJersey.com)
The Pompton Lakes School District was recently the recipient of two funding sources that will allow it to install a covered walkway at the Lincoln School at no cost to the district. Read more.
Teen Holding Garage Sale for Judson Center Autism Program (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
Armani Hawes is just a typical teenager. She goes to school, plays sports and enjoys time with her friends, but there is something about Hawes that makes her a little different. She is making a difference. Read more.
Teaneck offers special needs social skills program (Teaneck, N.J.)
For children with learning or cognitive disorders or those suffering from emotional or psychological disturbances, academics can be challenging enough. But such students also struggle with the development of social skills. Read more.
Mother Of Drowning Victim Pushes For New Child Alert System (kake.com)
Sheila Medlam surrounds herself with photos of her family. In almost every frame you can see the smiling face of her son, Mason. She cries quietly as she remembers the last night she fell asleep holding Mason’s hand. Read more.