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Autism in the News – 02.15.11

J-Mac continues to inspire five years after scoring feat (Democrat and Chronicle)
Can it really be that five years have passed since that remarkable night in February of 2006 when Jason McElwain of Greece gave Rochester – and ultimately, the world – a performance no one will ever forget? Read more.

10-year-old autistic boy, Brandon Strong, punished for behavior caused by his condition (East New York, N.Y.)
An East New York boy diagnosed with autism has gotten dozens of detentions this school year for behaviors caused by his condition, his parents say. Read more.

Proposed Law Cracks Down on Fake Autism Therapists (The Daily Stamford)
State lawmakers and autism advocates are proposing measures to protect autistic children from people such as Stacy Lore, the woman convicted of misrepresenting herself as an autism therapist. Read more.

Rhodesian ridgeback stands tall as autism service dog (New York, N.Y.)
Janice Wolfe is waiting for her late lunch of lobster and scallop ravioli at the Affinia Hotel. Her Rhodesian ridgeback, Wyatt, is lying beside her. Read more.

Funding cut fears hit Burnley autism centre (UK)
Hundreds of young people suffering from autism and their families across East Lancashire are facing the loss of vital respite services. Read more.

  1. Colleen Kear
    February 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    A friend of mine is launching a parade for autism on april 2 and we are looking for something specail to add to the parade – i was thinking if Jason ‘J-Mac’ McElwain would join us as the guest of honor at our parade it would be great – i dont know how to get ahold of him or someone that could speak for him if they wanted to filter who he talks to – could you please get this message to the right people and have them call me at 585-808-8829 so that we could discuss this i would be much appreciate it.
    Thank you for your time
    Colleen Kear

  2. Dee
    February 18, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I was disappointed that Autism Speaks chose not to participate. Good TV, maybe, but you could have contributed so much. So many parents still believe it is linked with immunizations even if you choose to move on.

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