Autism in the News – 10.12.11

Developers focus on apps for people with autism (Cupertino, Calif.)
An unusual event is unfolding on a satellite Hewlett-Packard campus in Cupertino. More than 40 developers have gathered to create applications to help people with autism. They are all volunteers with a desire to use technology. They are breaking into teams of eight to 10 people. Each team will work on developing a specific app. Read more.
 
Steve Jobs and the autism community: Round pegs in square holes (The Washington Times)
There is a poster that hangs on the wall of a room in my house. The poster features the face of a young Bob Dylan with a harmonica around his neck. It is a striking image, but over the past few days, that isn’t what has drawn my attention. Read more.
 
Angels play host to autistic child (The Orange County Register)
His disappointment about the Angels’ 2011 season has finally subsided. He had fixated for days on the final pitches, the sluggers’ failed at-bats and the budding Sabermatrician’s stockpile of statistics that explained the Angels’ collapse short of a World Series run. Read more.
 
Idea House Takes the Spook out of Halloween (North Canton Patch)
The popular African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is the perfect philosophy for Angela Shumate and her vision for her business, Idea House. Read more.
 
Protesters rap RI spending cuts for disabled (Providence, R.I.)
More than 2,000 protesters are criticizing spending cuts that target people with development disabilities. Read more.