Tuesday, April 13, 2010
College Grant a Boost for Autism Teaching and Research
New Jersey has one of the highest rates of autism in the country, and a $550,000 federal grant to Caldwell College will help ensure that more teachers learn how to recognize and teach children with the disorder.
The funding, announced during Autism Awareness Month, is a reminder that not all federal budget earmarks are for bridges to nowhere. In this case, the bridge is a program that can lead autistic children out of their isolation.