Autism therapist suspended after abuse alleged
A man facing charges for allegedly head-butting and kicking a 3-year-old Town of Waterford boy while giving him autism therapy has been suspended from his job indefinitely.
Stephen T. Jacobs, 27, of Wauwatosa, was working with the severely autistic boy through Autism Intervention Milwaukee, a Wauwatosa-based provider of diagnostic and treatment services for young children with autism.
Long-term needs of adults with autism is focus of Jan. 10 meeting
Morgan Autism Center is hosting a “coffee klatch” on Jan. 10 that will look at “Adult Housing and Lifespan Care Solutions Initiative.”
Scott Badesch, president of the Autism Society of America, will be on hand for the informal discussion about the adult housing and services shortage crisis in California and across the United Sates.
Six Months Later, Girl With Autism Thrives With Trained Teachers
Chloe Burton had a great year in kindergarten.
Although she has autism, she had no problem learning in a general education classroom alongside her peers.
But in first grade, things went downhill. Chloe wandered the classroom instead of finishing her work.
When we first met Chloe and her family last spring, she was disciplined by her teachers in the Shoreline School District for not getting her work done….
Promising New Israeli App Shatters the Silence of Autism
A new Israeli application, the first of its kind in the world, is allowing people who cannot speak to communicate with people everywhere, Israeli daily Walla reported.
Ola Mundo (“Hello World ” in Spanish) is an application that transmits instant messages using symbols for people whose speaking or writing ability is severely impaired. The technological breakthrough was developed by Ophir Harel, a Project Manager at an Israeli high tech firm who is also the father of a 10 -year-old autistic child, named Adam, Walla reports.