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Eighth Grader who has Autism is Welcomed into School Basketball Team
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Eighth Grader who has Autism is Welcomed into School Basketball Team

Jamie Underwood, Lake Mills School, Iowa - is an eighth-grader who has autism and is a basketball player. Jamie has 3 mentors at school, Gary Irons is a special education teacher at Lake Mills, Tammy Hesse is a learner assistant and his coach Dan Rice. T...
New autism school for South Australia set to open in 2015
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New autism school for South Australia set to open in 2015

South Australia - There is no school for children diagnosed with autism in South Australia, but plans set in motion this week aim to provide one for the state by 2015. The school which plans to house 45 fee paying pupils will give parents in the state more ...
Caring chef at London school for children with autism creates calming and healthy lunchtimes
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Caring chef at London school for children with autism creates calming and healthy lunchtimes

London, UK - This past weekend The Guardian wrote a piece about a London school for children with autism 'revolutionising' lunchtimes. Queensmill school that is located near Shepherd’s Bush in West London has 140 pupils, ranging from the age of 2 to 19. Many o...
School makes it policy that there is no such thing as a naughty child
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School makes it policy that there is no such thing as a naughty child

Last week I read an interesting article in the Daily Mail online about a school in Lancashire, that has now made it policy to not label children as naughty. Headteacher Rachel Tomlinson, of Barrowford Primary school told the Mail on Sunday: ‘We don’t label...
Change in Minneapolis public school program for children with autism sparks protest – w/video
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Change in Minneapolis public school program for children with autism sparks protest – w/video

Minneapolis --- A change in the city's program for children with autism in public schools has sparked protest among parents caring for children on the spectrum. Public schools in Minneapolis will no longer be including children on the lower end of the spect...
Update – Family of boy who was repeatedly hit by teacher, awarded  $350k  lawsuit settlement
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Update – Family of boy who was repeatedly hit by teacher, awarded $350k lawsuit settlement

On May 16 we reported on the distressing story, Student with autism allegedly hit by teacher. 65-year-old Janet Carrie Williams, a teacher at Greene Valley State School for children with learning differences, was charged with third-degree assault and endangeri...
Boy with autism suspended after taking rock to school to fend off bullies – w/video
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Boy with autism suspended after taking rock to school to fend off bullies – w/video

McEwen, Tenn - A young boy with autism has faced disciplinary action by officials after bringing a rock to school in an effort to protect himself from bullying. Zach Williams had frequently been targeted by bullies at McEwan Middle School and after becoming...