Autism awareness: Leading others by example
July 29, 2012
Trust me when I tell you that what came out of my mouth wasn’t at all what I truly wanted to say to her. But I was suspended in that fragile moment between trying to hold it together for the sake of my children and succumbing to the need to come apart at the seams, and it was all my lips could muster as I wavered on the tightrope dividing the two.


Els committed to autism cause
July 22, 2012
There was a real human story behind the golfing one as Ernie Els became Open champion again at Royal Lytham. Between his two victories 10 years apart Els and his wife Liezl have become major fund-raisers after the discovery when he was seven that their son Ben has autism.


Power of play extends beyond swings at fully inclusive playgrounds
July 22, 2012
The playground was not a fun place for Laurie Schulze to take her disabled daughter, Leah. “When she was younger it felt a little overwhelming,” Schulze said. “I would be with her at a playground thinking ‘how is she going to do any of this?’ ”



Autistic sixth-grader racing to the top in swimming league
July 20, 2012
Anthony Walker learns by watching others, but on Saturday the Hallsville sixth-grader — who has high-functioning Autism — might be the swimmer to watch at the East Texas Summer Swim League’s annual All-Star Meet.


Bringing Autistic children together
July 17, 2012
Creating safe boundaries and interaction for children with Autism, the third annual, week-long Circle of Friends allows those children to learn together. The camp also helps them with life skill goals.


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