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February 17, 2016


This week in USAAA WeeklyNews
Prestigious academic to quit New Zealand after autistic son refused residency
Father Kills Wife, Son Before Taking Own Life in Family Home
Transition, Transition Services, Transition Planning
Autism in Love: A Review from CIP Students


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Prestigious academic to quit New Zealand after autistic son refused residency

A prestigious Belgian mathematics professor is leaving New Zealand after his autistic stepson was refused residency on health grounds.

Associate professor Dimitri Leemans said Immigration New Zealand had broken the UN convention on human rights by refusing his 13-year-old stepson Peter residency because of the ongoing and future health burden of his autistic condition.

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Father Kills Wife, Son Before Taking Own Life in Family Home

A suburban Chicago father killed his wife and teenage son with autism before taking his own life inside their family home over the weekend, according to police. Oak Forest police were told Margaret O'Leary Joost called in sick Friday to Advocate Christ Hospital, where she was a crisis worker, and didn't show up again Monday.

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Transition, Transition Services, Transition Planning

It's time to begin planning so your child knows what is necessary to prepare for work, further education and independent living. These articles, resources, and free publications will help.

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Autism in Love: A Review from CIP Students

Written by Ellen Davidson, Social Thinking Coordinator & Charles Culp, Career Coordinator

In honor of Valentine's Day, CIP Bloomington students during Social Thinking Lab viewed the new documentary, Autism in Love. The film explores the diverse romantic lives and perspectives of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder on their quest towards romance and acceptance. The movie helps people understand the struggles of ASD through the testimonials of those young lovers working with their diagnosis. For CIP students, it was an honest look into the lives of people as they seek to find romantic fulfillment. Their response to the movie was animated, heartfelt, and very interesting.

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