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Autism in the News – 10.27.11

UPDATE: Search for autistic boy seeks more volunteers for Thursday (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A total of 940 volunteers helped authorities conduct 74 search missions so far today but 9-year-old Robert Wood Jr. still hasn’t been found. Read more.

Symposium Addresses Autism Treatment, Advocacy (Pearl River, N.Y.)
The speakers and vendors at the 6th Annual Rockland County Autism Symposium Wednesday at the Pearl River Hilton focused on diagnosis and treatment of the condition and methods of helping people with autism deal with the world around them. Read more.

King Richard’s Family Fun Park will Host Haunted Trail to Benefit (Naples News)
The King Richard’s Family Fun Park is set to host the Hellbilly Manor Haunted Trail which will open on Friday, October 21 and expected to bring thrills and chills to shock all senses. Read more.

Families of Autistic Can Gain Contacts, Knowledge at Center’s Conference (Warren Patch)
The Comprehensive Autism Medical Assessment and Treatment Center, at 266 King George Road in Warren, will host an event aimed at helping to provide a chance for local families with autistic members to meet and share experiences. Read more.

Community rallies for Autistic boy (Circleville Herald)
Luke Thompson is a 3-year-old child who has been diagnosed with autism. His family first noticed delays around the age of 18-24 months when Luke’s speech was not developing at the same rate as his peers. Luke also struggled with sensory issues such as being around noise or in large crowds of people. Read more.

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  1. Kathy Silverstein
    October 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Oh my, this is sad to hear about Robert Woods Jr, the autistic boy who was lost. A friend of mine just told me that she is going to try to join the search mission tomorrow. They have nearly 900 people volunteering to search – that is wonderful! While it is awful when these things happen, seeing the goodwill of the community and how they come together is very inspiring. I just hope they find him soon. He must be terrified, as are everyone looking for him I am sure.
    Here is a list I found of other autism support groups if any of them can be of help in locating volunteers. http://www.aspergerssociety.org/articles/support.htm
    I hope he is found real soon, and hopefully alive.

  2. October 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

    All of us at the autismnewswire are praying for the family.

    Curtis Maybin

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