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Living With Autism

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  • Logan Sherrill

    Logan Sherrill

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:28:40 GMT
    I’m a local boy from Claremont, North Carolina. I attended Western Carolina University where I received a B.S. in Communication with a double concentration of broadcasting and journalism. While in college I was the General Manager of WWCU-FM and color commentated WCU football basketball games.
    I’m a local boy from Claremont, North Carolina. I attended Western Carolina University where I received a B.S. in Communication with a double concentration of broadcasting and journalism. While in college I was the General Manager of WWCU-FM and color commentated WCU football basketball games.
  • Charlotte Knights Reflect on First Season in Uptown

    Charlotte Knights Reflect on First Season in Uptown

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:15:58 GMT
    Charlotte Knights players and management look back on the return of baseball in Uptown Charlotte.
    Charlotte Knights players and management look back on the return of baseball in Uptown Charlotte.
  • A Dream Come True; Young Fan Becomes a Charlotte Knight

    A Dream Come True; Young Fan Becomes a Charlotte Knight

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:12:34 GMT

     The Charlotte Knights teamed with Make-A-Wish to fulfill a young fan's dream of being a baseball player.

     The Charlotte Knights teamed with Make-A-Wish to fulfill a young fan's dream of being a baseball player.

1 in 68. That is the ratio of children diagnosed with Autism (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls). This number was just released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on March 27.

In the year 2000, there wasn't as much information or general awareness of this disorder and that is was challenge Lisa Simone faced head on. Her son Jonathan (now 16) was just 2 when he was diagnosed with having Autism.

It is a challenge each day but she is hopeful, with the growing awareness of Autism, that there will one day be a treatment.

Facts about Autism:
    Autism prevalence figures are growing
    Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
    Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
    Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
    There is no medical detection or cure for autism


Visit Autism Speaks for more information.
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  • Third Annual 'Yard Art Day' in Charlotte

    Third Annual 'Yard Art Day' in Charlotte

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:42:30 GMT
    It's a day where so called ‘yardists' decorate their yards with art.
    It's a day where so called ‘yardists' decorate their yards with art.
  • Panthers QB Cam Newton Returns to Practice

    Panthers QB Cam Newton Returns to Practice

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:21:33 GMT
    Charlotte, NC - Cam Newton returned to practice wearing a bigger padded flak jacket for protection. Newton is still recovering from fractured ribs he suffered in the Panthers third preseason game at New England.
    Charlotte, NC - Cam Newton returned to practice wearing a bigger padded flak jacket for protection. Newton is still recovering from fractured ribs he suffered in the Panthers third preseason game at New England.
  • Charlotte Knights Reflect on First Season in Uptown

    Charlotte Knights Reflect on First Season in Uptown

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:15:58 GMT
    Charlotte Knights players and management look back on the return of baseball in Uptown Charlotte.
    Charlotte Knights players and management look back on the return of baseball in Uptown Charlotte.
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