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These are short news articles that report quickly on breaking events or snapshots of news for quick coverage. They are not as in-depth but a synopsis.

The Autism Project — East Bay Support Center to open in Rhode Island

Warren, R.I. — A support center for individuals with autism will be opened in East Bay in Rhode Island Monday. The center, called The Autism Project — East Bay Support Center, was created through a joint collaboration of The Autism Project and The Bristol Rotary Charities Foundation. The East Bay Support Center will be open […]

Episode of Girl Meets World to tackle subject of autism

Girl Meets World is the hugely popular TV show that is aired on the Disney Channel. It is the sequel to the 90’s cult classic, Boy Meets World. A special episode will be broadcast this Friday, September 11. Star of the show Rowan Blanchard tweeted: The upcoming episode will feature a storyline based around a character […]

Advocates and Virginia lawmakers to discuss challenges adults with autism are facing today

Charlottesville, Va. — Autism advocates and lawmakers in Virginia are set to meet Sept. 28 to sit down and discuss the challenges that adults with autism spectrum disorder are facing. The advocates and lawmakers will be meeting in an activity-filled event, which will feature workshops, presentations, and informal networking sessions. Among the presenters in the […]

Autism experts gather for the the Michigan Autism Conference

Kalamazoo, Mich. — Autism experts from all over the U.S. gathered at the Michigan Autism Conference in Kalamazoo to help inform and train families, teachers, and therapists on the latest advancements in autism treatment. Experts who were present at the conference, which was held Oct. 7-9 at Kalamazoo’s Radisson Plaza Hotel, also highlighted the importance […]

Easton Children’s Museum holds family autism events

North Easton, Mass. — The Children’s Museum in Easton, Massachusetts will be holding family autism events for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The first of the four events to be held at the museum happened Friday last week. The events will take place half an hour after the museum officially closes to the public […]

Blue Man Group to hold autism friendly show

Orlando, Fla. — Blue Man Group, an entertainment company best known all around the world for its creative production shows, has announced that it will be holding an ‘autism-friendly’ show. The upcoming show is happening at Universal Orlando and is scheduled to start at 6 PM on Dec. 5, and the entertainment company said that […]

7th Annual Ridin’ Hawg Wild motorcycle ride to raise money for autism, hydrocephalus

Davidson County, N.C. — Davidson County’s Seventh Annual Ridin’ Hawg Wild motorcycle ride, which is happening on Saturday, will be raising money for autism and hydrocephalus. Motorcycle riders from the county as well as other supporters usually gather once a year for the annual Barbecue Festival to help raise autism awareness. This year, the organizers […]

Michael Whary tells ‘Autism is My Super Power’ in new Chicken Soup for the Soul

Back in February this year we told the story of Michael Whary, an energetic and intelligent 17 year old who has autism. Interview – Judi Whary talks about son Michael, who made autism awareness video that went viral. Michael had made a video presentation for his Eagle Scout project and it instantly went viral. Well […]

Michigan State University’s Early Learning Institute raises bar for autism education

East Lansing, Mich. — The Child Development Laboratories at the Michigan State University came up with the Early Learning Institute in hopes of bridging the gap between therapy and education for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). What separates the institute from conventional autism centers, is the fact that while most children with ASD only […]

Protesters claim autism advocacy group is not what it seems

Vancouver — A group of protesters showed up at a walk organized to raise money for non-profit organization Autism Speaks at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. The protesters were claiming that the non-profit organization is doing more harm than good to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Alanna Whitney, who was […]