Autism in the News – 01.19.11
Autism in Somali Children Will Be Investigated (The New York Times)
Whether or not ethnic Somali children in Minneapolis have unusually high rates of autism will be investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health in conjunction with Autism Speaks, an autism research organization, the centers and Autism speaks announced Tuesday. Read more.
Province heading for autism showdown: MacDonald (Canada)
How does the mother of an 11-year-old daughter with autism land in a civil disobedience class? Not because of casual interest or scads of leisure time. East York mom Kiri Nesbitt turned to civil disobedience training last year after nearly eight years battling the government for proper supports for her daughter Thais, and coming up empty-handed. Read more.
15th National Autism Consciousness Week (Philippines)
The Department of Education (DepEd) has set its plan of action that will target milestones in basic education, not leaving the quality of education for children with disabilities behind. Read more.
‘He should be alive’ (Australia)
The mother of an autistic teenager who drowned while in state care says her son would be alive today if he’d been given the appropriate level of care. Read more.
Event to help send child to autism center (UK)
Charlie Jackson looks like many 6-year-old boys at first glance, a child with brown hair and dark blue yes. That’s where the similarity stops. Read more.