Home > Autism in the News > Autism in the News – 06.21.11

Autism in the News – 06.21.11

Four parents of autistic children sue Philadelphia School District (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Four parents have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of their autistic children, alleging that the Philadelphia School District is illegally moving the children from school to school based solely on their disability. Read more.

Joplin Tornado Destroys More Than Buildings (Joplin, Mo.)
On May 22, 2011 an EF5 tornado, jokingly referred to in the movie Twister as “the finger of God,” tore through Joplin, Missouri. Almost 30% of the city was destroyed, including one of the two main hospitals. Read more.

Beechwood College Cardiff Art for Autism photo gallery (UK)
Beechwood College, near Cardiff, has launched a national art competition to showcase the creativity of young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This entry is from James Bowler, 18., from Bury in Greater Manchester. Read more.

Hamilton Theater welcomes film-goers who have autism (video) (Hamilton, N.Y.)
For a child with a sensory processing disorder, going to the movie theaters can be overwhelming and disorienting. Read more.

RF team earns autism group’s top-fundraiser title (River Falls)
For the past two years, the River Falls-based Cruisin’ for Carter team has earned the title of No. 1 fundraising group of the Walk Now for Autism event, held to benefit the nonprofit organization Autism Speaks of Minnesota. Read more.

  1. Catherine
    June 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    The Hamilton Theater link doesn’t work :(

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: