Changes to autism manual (The Gainesville Herald)
If Timmy gets upset in school, he asks to be excused and goes to a stall in the restroom. After he closes the door, he flaps his arms. Read more.
Over 500 families and individuals joined Autism Speaks for its Inaugural Indianapolis Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. The Walk took place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Garfield Park in Indianapolis, IN. Unfortunately due to the weather and a quick lightning storm during what was supposed to be the walk program and walk start, we made the tough but safe decision to cancel the Walk and reschedule a Walk celebration. Many families were unable to attend due to the weather and those that braved the weather were not able to visit our sponsors and resource fair providers.
Utah autism treatment pilot struggles for funding (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Despite assurances during the Legislative session that major insurance companies and a bank would donate $1 million toward a new autism treatment pilot, the state has not yet received any money. Read more.
The second annual North Shore Walk Now for Autism Speaks was held on Sunday, April 29that the Chicago Botanic Garden, welcoming more than 1,000 participants. This year, 19 local service providers exhibited in the Resource Fair, with special guest, Geoffrey the Giraffe from national sponsor, Toys”R”Us leading walkers along the beautiful three-mile path through the gardens.
The webchat was hosted by Lorri Unumb, Esq., Vice President for State Government Affairs.
This is a guest blog post from Marc Sirkin, Autism Speaks VP Social Marketing and Online Fundraising.
This blog post is from Marianne Sullivan, RN, MN, Assistant Director of National Outreach and Resources in Family Services
This is a poem written by Kathy Booth. Kathy Booth has taught in the Ramsey School district for over 15 years. She began her career working with children with special needs. To this day, Kathy looks for ways to bring special education into her mainstream classroom. She is currently teaching the Kindergarten Wrap Program at Tisdale Elementary School in Ramsey. Kathy is also the proud mother of two adult children. When her children were grown, she decided to go back to school.