It may have been Super Bowl weekend but football wasn’t the only sport making headlines. On Saturday, February 1, the first ever Autism Awareness Day in College Basketball ruled the airwaves with more than 80 coaches and sportscasters donning the Autism Speaks blue puzzle piece pin. Whether you were watching ESPN’s game day coverage or the Duke vs. Syracuse game on CBS, the little blue puzzle pieces were everywhere.
Towson University men's basketball coach Pat Skerry is making headlines for his work to raise autism awareness.
Chris Hall is a teacher trying to make a difference in the lives of his students with autism. At Joseph Lee School in Boston, Massachusetts, Chris teaches a class called Sensory Arts, a program comprised of 153 students with autism from the ages of 3-14 years old. The program has received acclaim for the students work creating mosaic’s of famous celebrities. We sat down with Chris to discuss his program in more detail.
Cary Brown is a recent college graduate and full time videographer. Growing up with autism, he challenged himself to overcome many traits associated with his diagnosis. We sat down with Cary recently to discuss his life along with his award-winning autism documentary “Suitcase”. You can watch the full documentary of “Suitcase” below.
In North Carolina, a stranger made an incredibly kind gesture by paying a family's bill and sending a kind note after a child had a difficult time in a local restaurant. A look back at one of our favorite stories of the year that went viral on social media.
Wandering has become a critical issue for many in the autism communty. At least 14 children with autism have passed away this year in wandering-related tragedies. The journal Pediatrics noted last year that about half of children with autism are prone to wandering.