Autism in the News – 02.16.11
Ark. House panel approves bill that would force insurers to cover autism diagnosis, treatment (Little Rock, Ark.)
Speech therapist and behavior consultant Dayna Miller cried Tuesday as she told a silent group of Arkansas legislators about selling nearly everything she owned to get treatment for her autistic, 10-year-son. Read more.
Michael McCartan: Golden Globe award brings autism needed attention (The Times Herald)
It’s safe to say Temple Grandin is the most famous person with autism in the world. She is a prolific author, noted for her activism on behalf of individuals with autism and for her stunning contributions to our understanding of animal behavior, both of which grew out of her experience with autism. Read more.
Brady, Robinson Peete to host NAACP Image Awards (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Actor and comedian Wayne Brady and talk show host, actress and author Holly Robinson Peete will host the 42nd NAACP Image Awards, broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium. Read more.
Autism Spectrum Therapies Expands Services to the Bay Area (Clover City, Calif.)
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), an agency providing comprehensive autism services, has expanded its services to the Bay Area, including the cities ofAlameda,Berkeley,El Cerrito,Richmond,Oakland,FremontandLivermore. AST provides support for individuals with autism from infancy through adulthood. Read more.
Charity Motorbike Parade Thunders Through Dubai (Dubai)
“We are riding in something called the Thunder Parade. We’ve got I think in excess of a thousand bikes and we’ll be riding out on the highway with a police escort and it’s just time to show off the bikes and show Dubai what the bikers’ community is about.” Read more.