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Tune In for the Jaclyn Waiser's NFL Dream Come True Story

Tune in tonight on the CBS Evening News between 5-6pm EST, 9pm EST on WLYN Channel 55, and on the CBS Morning News tomorrow (8/28) to see the Jaclyn Waiser's story!

Jaclyn Waiser, a 8 year old with autism, got the opportunity of a lifetime to perform at half-time in front of 80,000 people at MetLife Stadium with The Jets Junior Flight Crew Cheerleaders during a Giants vs. Jets Preseason Game.

Catching Up With Pure Vision Arts

This blog post is by Penelope Anderson, Administrative Assistant. Penelope has worked with non-profit organizations for over 20 years and joined Pure Vision Arts in 2009. A couture and children’s clothing designer, she has volunteered with NGOs in India giving textile workshops to women and as a business consultant. As well as providing administrative assistance for the studio, Penelope works with PVA artists on the design and production of boutique items featuring their art.

luck2tuck – hammer down

The author of this post is Jess, who can be found at Diary of a MomThere she writes about life with her husband Luau* and their beautiful daughters – nine and-a-half year-old Katie*, an utterly fabulous typically a-typical ten-year-old, and eight-year-old, Brooke*, a loving, talented, hilarious second grader who has autism.

Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  

~William James

Kerry's Korner Episode #22: Carly Fleischmann Airline Issue

In this episode, I feature Autism Self-Advocate/Celebrity Carly Fleischmann who has been in the news recently for being told on a flight back to her hometown to not use her iPad during takeoff. Carly is nonverbal and relies on her iPad to communicate which has led to a debate amongst the autism community when it comes to accommodations. I discuss this and why accommodations and acceptance are essential in the video here.

Panther Technology Launches Advanced Apps for iOS

This post is written by Richard Ellenson, founder and President of Panther Technology.

In 1997, my son was born with magic, wonder, kindness, and disabilities. In those years, I have had so many experiences – among them helping to start a school program in New York City and also creating the Tango, an AAC Device which many consider to have helped create new innovative energy in the world of Speech Generating Devices.