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Autism in the News – 11.11.11

Best in class (ajc.com)
Drama students at Cherokee County’s Sequoyah High School  placed second at the Region AAAA One Act Play Competition for their one-act version of “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller.Benjamin Fierke was named best actor, and Nich Stinson was selected for the All Star cast. The school’s drama/theater program,  under the direction of Gerald Parker, has placed in the top three schools at the region One Act Play competition for 21 straight years. Read more.

World of disabilities explored in trio of plays at Mixed Blood (Minnpost.com)
In the world of the performing arts, plaudits like “bold” and “visionary” seem to get tossed around like poker chips. But the way Jack Reuler and his cohorts at Mixed Blood Theater have gone about their 36th season adds fresh currency to the coinage. Read more.

Women’s Hockey Recognized by Autism Light (Hamilton, N.Y.)
Head Coach Scott Wiley and the Colgate women’s hockey team were selected as today’s Autism Light, which is awarded to heroes in and for the Autism Community. Read more.

Sayreville vocational program uses pets to help prepare autism students for jobs (Sayreville, N.J.)
It took a bit of coaxing from a school aide for Yasli “Cecilia” Martinez to pet an American bulldog named Harry who visited her Sayreville classroom. Read more.

Council Loses ‘Landmark’ Spending Cuts Case (UK)
Two disabled adults have won a “landmark” ruling against local authority cost-cutting that could have implications for councils across England and Wales. 


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  1. November 13, 2011 at 4:19 am

    About the article on pet therapy for autism – I believe that pet therapy can be very useful in many cases, especially for autism. Since people with autism have trouble connecting with others, they can often connect with animals instead. This connection with pets can be very calming and help them focus on other aspects of life. I know several people with autism who have benefited from therapy dogs. They can be expensive to get but can be a great addition to the autistic kid’s life. This site gives a list of some organizations that might have more information on this topic. http://www.aspergerssociety.org/articles/support.htm Great article, thanks for sharing.

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