via Jenn Smith, Berkshire Eagle From Pittsfield’s Park Square to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, landmarks from around the globe were illuminated in blue on Thursday in support of World Autism Awareness Day… Victor Hirshfield, 24, represents how supportive staff
Berkeley, CA — A Berkeley college program called College Internship Program (CIP) helps people with autism become adults. The program was founded by Michael McManmon (who was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 52) and aims to ease the transition into adulthood by teaching independ
By Sarah Rohrs, Correspondent 10/15/2014 BERKELEY — Memo Hernandez is like most teens. Excited about the future, he dreams of moving out of his parents’ house, getting a job and having his own life. Those goals aren’t a given for the 17-year-old Hayward teen, who has
Via Contra Costa Times – 5/13/14 Rosten Murakami is a huge Oakland A’s baseball fan and was thrilled when he was recently invited to an A’s game sponsored by Autism Speaks. “We worked in a booth and talked to people about autism, and then we got to watch the Oakland A’s game,” R
By John Sakata, Berkshire Eagle Staff Via www.berkshireeagle.com LEE – Entering his second year of college, Austin Herzig is exploring the boundaries of independence in new and exciting ways. He no longer lives with his parents and his new lifestyle means juggling a lot of respo
As far back as he can recall, Moultrie Woodall was told he was bright and brimming with potential.
But despite his knack for math and “desire to read everything,” Woodall found it almost impossible to direct his focus and energy.
Via Jenn Smith, Berkshire Eagle LEE — Justin Canha is a Renaissance artist whose work ranges from thumbnail-sized cartoon replicas penciled onto pages of well-worn composition books to large-scale colorful carnivorous plants created with charcoal and pastels. The 24-year-old fro
Jennifer Halloran, CIP Bloomington’s Social Skills Coordinator, has given several presentations over the last few weeks. Most notably, was an interview she gave on Friday, Dec 13th for Bloomington, Indiana’s public television station WTIU for a segment on ADHD that aired o
By Jay Mikush, CIP Brevard Alumni Published in Autism Asperger’s Digest January/February 2014 Issue My name is Jay Mikush, and I am 23 years old. When I was first diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) at the age of six, I had many challenges interacting with other children. Over the