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Kasich Condemns Ohio Bullying Episode, Police Identify Suspects

September 12, 2014

(September 12, 2014) -- Ohio Governor John Kasich has added his voice to the worldwide condemnation of a bullying incident involving a suburban Cleveland youth with autism who was doused with bodily fluids by a group of youths as an "ice bucket challenge" prank. Police in Bay Village, where the incident occurred, have identified five teens between the ages of 14 and 17 as suspects.

Boy with Autism from Ohio Drowns in Lake

July 19, 2014

(July 19, 2014) - The body of Alex Collett, a four-year-old boy with autism was found in Lake Waynoka in Ohio on Thursday evening. Alex's family were guests at the lake when Alex had wandered off near the restroom area at the beach. 10 minutes after the family noticed Alex had gone missing he was found in the water where he had drowned. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the child's family and friends.

Katy Perry "Lip Dub" Event Created to Spread Autism Awareness

May 08, 2014

(May 8, 2014) -- Michael Whary, a boy scout from Amherst, Ohio is hosting an event to spread awareness for autism in his community. On May 18th, Michael along with the help of Boy Scouts Troop 120 will be filming a "Lip Dub" singing the song "Roar" by Katy Perry. Michael's goal with the video is to spread hope and encouragement for individuals on the autism spectrum.