Student with Asperger’s Finds His Calling in Theater

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Perkins says that acting and theater has helped with some of his fears such as expressing himself and being in front of a large group; fears that are often associated with autism. Continue reading

Brother Hosts Open Mic Night To Spread Awareness

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For his senior year public service practicum, 18 year old Mickey Wamser organized an open mic night at 83 Coffeehouse. The goal was to create a platform for those with autism, their families, friends, and caregivers to share their experiences and emotions. Continue reading

Inspiring Essay by Nonverbal Student Disproves Stereotypes

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Just because 12-year-old Phillip can’t get the words out doesn’t mean that he has nothing to say. The preteen keeps a blog entitled “Faith, Hope, and Love… with Autism” to record his thoughts for an audience willing to listen. Continue reading

Autistic Teen Defies Odds at Graduation

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This spring, Rhyan Coleman addressed thousands of people in a crowd filled with students, faculty, family and friends. In the speech he shared his journey growing up with ASD and thanked all of those who have supported him in his academic career. Continue reading

Dr. Shore’s Music and Autism Lecture Resonates

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Shema Kolainu hosted another successful community workshop with Dr. Stephen Shore on Tuesday. Entitled “Including Children on the Autism Spectrum in the Music Curriculum,” the presentation struck a chord with those in attendance. Continue reading