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Autism Speaks

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  • Glendale police attend autism workshop

    After several challenging encounters with people with autism, Glendale police officers are learning to identify symptoms of the disorder and diffuse tense situations involving autistic people. About 18 months ago, officers responding to a robbery call...
  • Building awareness of autism's growth

    Thank you for the front-page story covering the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event (“Concerned about the danger, but still walking,” April 21). In 2002 I was one of a small group of volunteer parents who had this idea of putting on a walk to...
  • Kobe Bryant accessorizes with crutches at 'An Unforgettable Evening'

    Kobe Bryant accessorizes with crutches at 'An Unforgettable Evening'
    Kobe Bryant looked dapper in his tux Thursday night at "An Unforgettable Evening" in L.A.  He had to accessorize with crutches, thanks to the torn Achilles that knocked him out of the NBA playoffs, but he seemed to take it in stride as he posed with...
  • Children's Theatre and Redmoon present first autism-friendly show

    Children's Theatre and Redmoon present first autism-friendly show
    Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the shore, If you see a lion there, Don't forget to roar. This unconventional take on a very familiar song is what parents and their children (grandparents too) heard as they strolled into the lobby of the Ruth...
  • Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th

    Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th
    A broken back hasn't slowed Denny Hamlin down, as his competitors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series learned once again during Friday's qualifying session for Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Sidelined for five...
  • Stewart wins Cup race at Dover; Bowyer 6th, up to 3rd in points

    Stewart wins Cup race at Dover; Bowyer 6th, up to 3rd in points
    A penalty to Jimmie Johnson was all Tony Stewart needed to break out of a four-month slump.   After Johnson was assessed a drive-through penalty for jumping the final restart -- a sanction Johnson protested vehemently -- Stewart passed Juan Pablo...
  • For Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry, autism awareness hits close to home

    For Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry, autism awareness hits close to home
    When his son Owen was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, Pat Skerry did not believe it. "I thought it was way too early," the Towson men's basketball coach recalled. "It could have been other things. I was not really accepting of it." His wife,...
  • Understanding autism -- Mike Royko's son updates his family's experience with its 'greatest tragedy'

     
    (Photo taken by Brad Schade) David and Karen Royko had many advantages, including a steady income, health insurance, a helpful school district and supportive parents. But the cost of dealing with their son Ben's severe autism pushed them into bankruptcy.....
  • Moravian Hall of Fame Class of 2013

     
    Ron Berta, Raymond Reimer, Emily Shertzer and longtime coach, the late Doug Pollard make up Moravian's Class of 2013 that will be inducted into the college's hall of fame on Friday, Nov. 8th in Johnston Hall. The 1995 Greyhound softball......
  • Murder? Yes. But 'cold'? No.

     
    This revised posting is featured in my Sunday print column “The murder was committed in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner,” said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maureen O'Brien, speaking earlier this week to reporters about the...
  • A camp for every child

    A camp for every child
    When it comes to booking a specialized camp for your special child, the earlier the better. Some schedules are already filled, such as the unique camp for those with MSUD, a rare metabolic problem known as maple syrup urinary disease, at Vee Bar Ranch...