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Autism in the News – 03.24.11

Camp Counselor Indicted In Sex Abuse Of Autistic Boy (Pleasant Plains, N.Y.)
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare — a camp counselor is accused of repeatedly abusing a non-verbal autistic boy during a two-week summer camp on Staten Island in 2008. Read more.

CSU’s Temple Grandin says high expectations can help autistic students succeed (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Temple Grandin — perhaps the most famous autistic person in the world — bristles when a young person with autism dwells on the disorder and not on plans for the future. Read more.

New Autism Book by Mark Osteen Reveals Key Lessons And Advice For Parents (Baltimore, Md.)
A new autism memoir, “One of Us: A Family’s Life with Autism”, by Loyola University Maryland professor Mark Osteen, shares the reality of living with autism on the eve of April as National Autism Awareness Month. Osteen offers insights and advice for families during educational events and book talks in the Eastern United States this spring. Read more.

Family bike event benefits schools for autistic learners (North Jersey.com)
The second annual “Go the Distance for Autism” family bike event will be held Sunday, May 15 at Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale. Read more.

Wilmington Health doctor focuses weekly sessions on patients with extra needs (Wilmington, N.C.)
Nicholas Jernigan points to his uncle as a major influence on his medical career. Jernigan, an internal medicine doctor with Wilmington Health, grew up in Jacksonville. By the time he was born, his uncle was just becoming an adult and aging out of pediatrician medical support for his Down syndrome. Read more.

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