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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.
  • Catawba Bingo Welcomed Back to Rock Hill

    Catawba Bingo Welcomed Back to Rock Hill

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:42:51 GMT
    High stakes bingo is in high gear in Rock Hill. For the first time since 2006 the Catawba Indian Nation has a bingo hall in York County."It's nice to have Catawba bingo back in Rock Hill," said player William Good.The Catawbas are just as excited to have this bingo hall open as the people who have poured in during the grand opening weekend."They were so very happy that Catawba bingo was back," said Catawba Chief Bill Harris. "That's a positive response to an opening day."The building that is ...
    High stakes bingo is in high gear in Rock Hill. For the first time since 2006 the Catawba Indian Nation has a bingo hall in York County."It's nice to have Catawba bingo back in Rock Hill," said player William Good.The Catawbas are just as excited to have this bingo hall open as the people who have poured in during the grand opening weekend."They were so very happy that Catawba bingo was back," said Catawba Chief Bill Harris. "That's a positive response to an opening day."The building that is ...
  • Carowinds: New Rides and Teases

    Carowinds: New Rides and Teases

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:43:54 GMT
    Guests can enjoy new waterslides and a dining hall. They can also guess what the park has up it's sleeve for 2015.
    Guests can enjoy new waterslides and a dining hall. They can also guess what the park has up it's sleeve for 2015.
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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