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Autism in the News- 08.04.11

Autumn Evening for Autism to be held at Stittsville restaurant (Canada)
This autumn once again promises to be an important one for area residents looking to lend their support to children with autism. Thursday, Oct. 13 is the date for the second annual Autumn Evening for Autism fundraiser. Read more.

Meet Jayson, a Teenaged Artist (with an Autism Diagnosis) (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Jayson Halberstadt is 16 years old. He will be an 11th grader at McFatter Technical High School where he will study Multi-Media Design. At the age of two he began to draw and never stopped. He began with shapes and progressed to video game characters.  Read more.
Camp helps autistic kids (Oviedo, Fla.)
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Central Florida is offering a summer camp for kids with autism. Read more.

Tinicum student raises money for Asperger’s (Delaware County, Pa.)
Giovanni Gaul was ready for his reward last weekend. But instead, the 8-year-old Tinicum Elementary School third-grader walked out of a local business with an idea on how to reward others. Read more.
Community spirit behind new autism facility at Summerhill NS (Ireland)
A group of local volunteers is currently building a state-of-the-art facility for autistic children at Summerhill National School in Athlone. Read more.
Living with autism as an adult (The Inquiror and Mirror)
When Jane Jacoby’s son David Bogue was just four months old, he started acting differently. When the street light outside his house would go on, he would cry, and when he heard certain noises, he would become extremely bothered. But Jacoby and her then husband didn’t think anything of it, and they figured their calm and tranquil demeanors rubbed off on him, causing him to react so strongly whenever an out-of-the-ordinary situation occurred. Read more.