February 24, 2006. Autistic Boy Scores 20 in 4 minutes…..
GREECE, N.Y. · Jason McElwain had done everything he was asked to do for the Greece Athena High School basketball team — keep the stats, run the clock, hand out water bottles.That all changed Feb. 15 for the team manager in the final home game of the season. The 17-year-old senior, who is autistic and usually sits on the bench in a shirt and tie, put on a uniform and entered the game with his team way ahead. >Read the story.
::July 5, 2005. Study questions extent of autism in the U.S. Government figures that have been cited to prove that autism is rapidly increasing in the United States are not reliable and thus unsuitable for tracking the disorder, a study said on Tuesday. >more
:: March 22, 2005. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has imposed an unprecedented $4 million penalty against Graco Children’s Products Inc. for failing to report hundreds of incidents and injuries involving 16 different products. >more
:: March 17, 2005. To paddle or not to paddle? It’s still not clear in US schools. Some parents and educators are digging in to defend it as an effective form of discipline.>more
:: March 17, 2005. Women who give birth to a large number of children are more likely to have dental problems. >more
:: February 25, 2005. New guidelines for treating children with bipolar disorder, which focus on diagnosis, therapy, and the use of mood-stabilizing drugs, appear in the March edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. >More
:: February 24, 2005. As the rate of children with autism grows, many parents, who can’t count on relatives for support, are turning to other couples coping with the same disorder. >More
:: February 9, 2005. Bush’s high school plan faces fight in Congress. President’s budget proposes yearly testing in high school. President Bush’s plan to expand high school testing is facing a fight from some of the same leaders in Congress who pushed through his first-term school agenda. >More
:: January 5. 2005. Teaching Creationism. A Pennsylvania school district on Wednesday rejected charges that plans to include references to an alternative to Darwin’s theory of evolution in high school biology classes would be illegal. More
:: December 30, 2004. Wanted: Speech-language pathologists. School speech-language pathologists are in short supply nationwide, leaving many teachers struggling to meet students’ speech needs. More
:: December 27, 2004. Young teachers help in tough schools. As a student at New York University, Ruth Zemel dreamed of finding a job that would enable her to change the world.