autism spectrum disorder

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is pushing for changes in Michigan’s special education system. He outlined findings of his special education listening tour and survey on Tuesday to the state Board of Education. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Despite getting the go-ahead from a state board made up largely of physicians, Michigan will not allow autism patients to use medical marijuana. 

"State officials on Monday acknowledged they’d omitted hundreds of pages of medical studies from packets supplied to a state review panel slated to consider medical marijuana for treating autism. The panel will reconvene July 31 to reconsider autism, officials said." (Detroit Free Press)

MPRN

A state board is considering adding autism to the conditions that can legally be treated with medical marijuana in Michigan. 

From the All For One exhibit at the Park Trades Center in Kalamazoo
courtesy of Bill Davis

Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.

Now the Autism & Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, an exhibit, and even a documentary film.

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