Autism

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A Rogers woman has written a children’s book about autism. Barbara Paschke is the author of “I Am Nathan … I Have Autism,” which is about her grandson, Nathan. Autism affects one in 68 children in the United States, said Paschke, who spoke Tuesday at the Elk River Activity Center. [...]

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On Sunday, my husband and I flew home after an amazing seminar where we learned how to be the best versions of ourselves. We couldn’t wait to get back to the office Monday to see patients and start giving back! On our connecting flight, a little boy named Joe was seated behind us. My observation, [...]

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Local law enforcement agencies are working together to bring Project Lifesaver to families of those with special needs. Project Lifesaver International was founded in April 1999 and dedicates its service to protecting those who tend to wander or become lost.  Clients on the program have a variety of disorders including Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, autism and [...]

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The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), the world’s largest autism treatment center that provides state-of-the-art therapy, today announced the launch of Skills Live, a daily webcast that gives everyone access to up-to-the-minute autism news and effective treatment strategies. Skills Live is the first of its kind and is broadcast live each weekday from [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Families feeling overwhelmed from the challenges autism presents can now find help at Hassan and Rogers’ newest clinic. Autism Matters Inc. will host an open house Saturday, May 14 at its 14000 Northdale Blvd. location in Hassan from 10 a.m. to noon. The clinic, which specializes in children with autism, [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Nearly 200 people turned out for Spectrum High School’s first Way2Go Walk for Autism, and in the process the school will be cutting a check for about $1,400 for the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM). Before the walk started, those in attendance heard from Spectrum staff members Kellie Blanchard, Karin Ness [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor One of the local support systems for families of children with special needs, particularly parents of children with autism spectrum disorders has had its funding pulled from it. NW S.P.A.R.K. had been receiving grants from Sherburne County’s Help Me Grow program, but the Minnesota Department of Education has changed the way [...]

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Students at Spectrum High School in Elk River organized a first-time walk to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders and raise money for the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM). They dubbed the April 9 event at Lion’s Park in Elk River the Way2Go Walk for Autism. They can take a bow, as the event attracted nearly [...]

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