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Autism in the News – 05.27.11

Rye Brook mom, son press for autism services, awareness (Rye Brook, N.Y.)
As the mother of an autistic son, Doris Perez aims high in her efforts to raise awareness — as high as the Empire StateBuilding. Read more.

Leaving (an Adult) Child for the First Time (The New York Times)
Liane Kupferberg Carter is leaving for Paris this afternoon. Probably. Almost definitely. Read more.

Complexities of Autism Extend to Its Treatment (HealthDay News)
Parents of children with autism often find themselves struggling to make sense of their child’s behavior. Read more.

Living With a Child With Autism (HealthDay News)
Julie Wismann knew her young daughter was troubled. The girl had been diagnosed with epilepsy at age 1 and put on medication, said Wismann, 34, of Centennial, Colo. But then the youngster, Kara Reno, began losing her words. Read more.

Ed Husar: Kathy Schwartz bids tearful farewell to special education career (Whig.com)
Kathy Schwartz has spent 29 of the last 38 years working with special education students in the Quincy School District’s early childhood program. 
Much of Schwartz’s effort was focused on kids with autism — the developmental disorder that affects social and communication skills. Read more.

  1. Leigh Casto
    May 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I’m not sure where to send this, but I’d like to bring awareness of this not only for our community but for all communities. This teacher has been (lightly) reprimanded for secluding/restraining my autistic son in a storage closet. She has made it clear by her statements and actions how she feels about her students, many of which are on the autism spectrum. I’m enclosing the news story and the NEA article stating that what she did is, in fact against the law. I hope this helps other parents out there. Thank you! Leigh Casto


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