Youngsters with autism excel at Pines skating event

Youngsters with autism excel at Pines skating event March 17, 2012 By Chris Guanche, Forum Publishing Group Cameron Torres has come a long way with his efforts at the Pines Ice Arena. Cameron, 12, is one of several autistic skaters working with Coach Kris Grobins, a former competitive skater who teaches at the South Florida […]

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A boy’s talk about his Asperger’s resonates in his school

A boy’s talk about his Asperger’s resonates in his school February 22, 2012 Marci Shatzman mshatzman@tribune.com  Since Jack Lebersfeld told the entire sixth grade he has Asperger’s syndrome and explained what that meant, his speech has taken on a life of its own that Jack and his parents could have never imagined. Asperger’s is one […]

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South Florida charter schools admit few special needs children

South Florida charter schools admit few special needs children BY KATHLEEN McGRORY AND SCOTT HIAASEN kmcgrory@MiamiHerald.com Belkys Vigil thought the Bridgepoint Academy charter school would be a good fit for her son David, an energetic kindergartner with autism. School administrators thought differently.During a tour of Bridgepoint, Vigil was told the school had no specialist for […]

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