Autism in the News – 08.24.11
Clark advocates for autism awareness training (Boston.com)
This session I have been fortunate for the opportunity to work with a high school student from Melrose who has been a dedicated advocate on issues affecting the Autism community in Massachusetts and around the country. Lydia Brown, who just graduated from high school this spring, has used her personal experience to serve as an effective leader on legislation in the Massachusetts State House. Read more.
Spotlight Essay: A Vision for New Jersey’s Autism Community (Teaneck Patch)
As the summer winds down, it is a good time to reflect on the Garden State’s accomplishments in addressing the needs of its citizens with autism and outline my back to school wish list. New Jersey has found itself in a leadership position in serving residents affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), by establishing some of the best private and public schools serving students with autism. (Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders.) Read more.
10 Questions to Ask Your Speech-Language Pathologist About Autism (MSN)
When you have a child with autism, communication can be a big challenge. Understanding the problem and knowing how to address it can help you feel less stressed and more in control. But what if you don’t have all the vital facts you need? Read more.
Firefighters’ golf event to aid youngster, others with autism (Temple Terrace, Fla.)
Firefighter/paramedic Brendan Paterson describes the bond he’s developed with fellow fire department workers as a unique “brotherhood,” unmatched by any other professional relationship he’s ever experienced. Read more.
Lakewood’s Big Beach Read Culminates With Dr. Bauer, The “Best Pediatrician In America” (The Lakewood Observer)
Lakewood’s First Big Beach Read Celebration is looking like some end-of-the-summer fun. At the Lakewood High School, students and staff read Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time written from the perspective of a 15-year-old with learning disabilities over the summer, and the whole community was invited to read along. And now the celebration begins with events happening at both Lakewood Public Library and the high school. Read more.