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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 ...
  • Jesse Saperstein shares successes for becoming fearless with Asperger's syndrome

    Jesse Saperstein's life can be divided into two parts. In his youth, he blurted out inappropriate comments, he had outbursts of anger and struggled terribly with new situations. He didn't see a future for himself. But in the second half of his life as...
  • Autism Speaks film screened at Posnack JCC

    Autism Speaks film screened at Posnack JCC
    On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 4, more than 50 individuals from across Broward County gathered at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie for a special premiere screening event hosted by Autism Speaks. Viewers watched "Sounding the Alarm,"...
  • Joshua D. Lenchus: No link between vaccines and autism

    Even in the era of Internet search capability, it is still surprising to read that misinformation abounds. One need only read the letter to the editor by chiropractor Lewis Singer on Sept. 1 regarding the vaccine and autism issue. To date, there has...
  • Former Atlantic City cocktail servers face an uncertain, troubling future

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. In another part of town, the governor was behind closed doors hashing out an uncertain future for this ailing casino resort. But at this local pub overlooking a windswept bay, a trio of former Showboat casino cocktail servers from the...
  • Early treatment may decrease autism signs

    How early can autism be detected in babies, and how soon can they be treated? A baby’s first birthday visit to the pediatrician usually includes a screening for the social deficits common with autism spectrum disorder. But doctors and scientists...
  • Bracket Ears: A family business with a charitable bent

    What if braces were considered fashionable and could actually boost a patient’s self-esteem? That was the question on the minds of the daughters of a Columbia pediatric dentist when they hit upon the idea of Bracket Ears — earrings made from...
  • 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....
  • Donald Sweeney, Father of Anne Sweeney, Dies at 88

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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...
  • 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...
  • 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."...