Autism in the News – 05.13.11
Elephants help autistic children in Thailand (CBS News)
Are elephants the best medicine for autism? Therapists in Thailand are finding out. In what’s believed to be the first program of its type, they’ve enlisted Nua Un and Prathida – two gentle female elephants – to provide therapy for autistic children. Read more.
New clinic’s sole focus is autism (Star News)
Families feeling overwhelmed from the challenges autism presents can now find help at Hassan and Rogers’ newest clinic. Read more.
Livonia Mom Says Police Had Problems Handeling Autistic Boy (Livonia, Mich.)
Eleven-year-old Victor Sletawas a handful for Livonia Police. They caught up with him after he bolted from Riley Elementary School on May second. Read more.
ACUSD defeated in court, more legal actions pending (Ledger-Dispatch)
In the last days of 2010, a 5-year-old student with autism prevailed in court over the Amador County Unified School District, with a judge ruling that the district’s leadership had engaged in disruptive and serious violations of that child’s rights to an education. Read more.
Gala Musical Evening to Benefit Special Children (Malvern, Penn.)
Valley Forge Educational Services invites the public to attend a benefit “Special Concert for Special Children” May 20 at Immaculata University in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The concert is being held in conjunction with Immaculata University’s annual art show, “Celebrating 28 Years of Original Art,” enabling concertgoers to view and purchase work by distinguished artists on the same evening. Read more.