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Autism in the News – 08.05.11

AUTISM SPEAKS: 300-MPH FUND RAISER (Hot Rod)
When Don Biglow gets belted into the Dauernheim-Biglow-Davis AA/Gas Lakester’s streamlined cockpit at Bonneville this month, his mission will be clear: Run over 300 mph to trigger a $5,000 donation to Autism Speaks, average 315 mph on two successive runs (to set the AA/GL record), and get inducted into the exclusive 300-MPH Club. Read more.
 
Facility Supervisor Charged In Strangulation Death Of Patient With Autism (PIX 11)
The parents of Jawara Henry, 27, tearfully praised the Richmond County District Attorney’s office for bringing charges against Erik Stanley, 37, of Middletown, N.J in Henry’s death last year. Read more.
 
Autistic Sports League (KPVI 6)
In today’s 6 For Your Health headlines… A sports league developed for children with autism. It allows those kids to participate in a variety of sports without fear of bullying or teasing. Doctor Bruce Hensel explains. Read more.
 
MICHELLE WILLIAMS TALKS AUTISM, DESTINY’S CHILD, TALIB KWELI (The Boom Box)
Rappers like to boast about filling shoe boxes with cash while singers like Michelle Williams, one-third of the Destiny’s Child outfit, doesn’t hoard her riches, she bestows her wealth to worthy causes. She once gifted $100,000 to the Chicago church she grew up attending, proof enough that the 31-year-old is a philanthropist. Read more.
 
He’s not autistic, but he plays one on TV: Ryan Cartwright on Syfy’s Alphas (The Washington Times)
About halfway through the second episode of Syfy’s new series “Alphas,” Dr. Lee Rosen, played by David Strathairn, says, “[His] ability is an integral part of him, as is the color of a person’s skin or you being left handed. You can’t extract that.” Read more.