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  • Autism Awareness Day

    Autism Awareness Day
    Expect to see a whole lot of blue tomorrow in Connecticut and around the world! Tomorrow, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. Each year, for the past 7, Autism Speaks celebrates "Light It Up Blue", which is a global initiative that kicks off ...
  • Notes from a not-so-empty nester

    Maybe it's just this time of year making me pensive. Summer is ending. Kids are leaving for college. Social media are crammed with articles and advice on how to weather the seismic family shift: "Get Your Heart and Mind Ready." "Loosen the Times That...
  • Donald Sweeney, Father of Anne Sweeney, Dies at 88

    Donald E. Sweeney, an educator who achieved breakthroughs in the integration of intellectually challenged children into the Kingston, New York, school system, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 88. Sweeney was the father of Anne M. Sweeney, who stepped...
  • Hartford Stage Has Its Hamlet

    Hartford Stage Has Its Hamlet
    Yale School of Drama grad Zach Appelman (Broadway's "War Horse," Julie Taymor's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the title role in "Henry V" at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre) will star in the title role in Hartford Stage's "Hamlet."...
  • YMCA celebrates 170th birthday with new programs

    The YMCA celebrated its 170th birthday on June 6 and as part of the celebration announced new programs and new support from Suntrust Bank, Autism Speaks, Whole Foods, the United Way and a $35,000 grant from the Lost Tree Village, a charitable foundation....
  • Spotlight on Scouting: Zadravecz's Gold Award project features Hope Gardens

    Spotlight on Scouting: Zadravecz's Gold Award project features Hope Gardens
    Each year, local Scouts complete projects in the community to earn the highest ranking in their various groups. The Glendale News-Press wants to share the Scouts' good deeds with readers as they answer questions about their service projects. Allison...
  • Jazz 'N' Blue Festival In Simsbury To Benefit Autism

    Jazz 'N' Blue Festival In Simsbury To Benefit Autism
    SIMSBURY — Ed Tankus, owner of president of Blue Plate Radio, has teamed with Autism Speaks to organize the first Jazz 'N' Blue Festival at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 16. Tankus said he was inspired to hold an...
  • Four candidates vie for Broward Circuit Judge Group 16 spot

    Four candidates are in the running to replace retiring Broward Circuit Judge Mel Grossman in the Aug. 26 primary election. Dennis Bailey, Andrea Ruth Gundersen, Rhoda Sokoloff and Russell Thompson are on the ballot in the non-partisan race. If no one...
  • Bob Hope Airport event provides pathway to a less stressful flight

    Bob Hope Airport event provides pathway to a less stressful flight
    The whistles of airport security directing traffic, the announcements over the intercom and the strict security procedures can make traveling a stressful experience for anyone. But for individuals with autism, the sensory overload can be especially...
  • Star power sheds light on autism

    Star power sheds light on autism
    Ed Asner was in the throes of a custody battle when a psychologist examining the family remarked that his son seemed to lack empathy. Two weeks later, doctors at UCLA's Center for Autism Research and Treatment revealed that Charles, then 7 or 8, was...
  • On the Town: Liu hosts 'Women of the Year' celebration; Glendale Soroptimists' award luncheon

    On the Town: Liu hosts 'Women of the Year' celebration; Glendale Soroptimists' award luncheon
    Last Friday, state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) opened her La Cañada home for a reception to honor five "Women of the Year" in celebration of Women in History Month. The awardees, Sister Terry Dodge, Jan Sanders, Caron Nunez, Margaret Mgrublian...