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March 2012

A Night at the Circus


On Friday evening, March 16th two dozen autistic youngsters and their families quietly filed into the deserted floor of the Verizon Center as the guests of Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus. Sitting in one of the circus’ three rings, they were treated to a sensory-friendly up-close-and-personal experience with a miniature horse, jugglers, clowns, tightrope artists, and be-spangled dancing girls.

Autism in the News - 03.22.12

Growing Up Autistic in South Brunswick (South Brunswick Patch)
Joseph Ahern is just like any other typical 9-year-old kid in South Brunswick. He likes to play with toy cars, ride his bike, and he loves the New York Giants. But Joseph faces a daily struggle with tasks and the development of skills that so many take for granted. Joseph has autism spectrum disorder, which affects one in every 110 children in the U.S. Read more.


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