John’s Crazy Socks Offers Scholarship to Those on Autism Spectrum

John’s Crazy Socks is sponsoring a $3,000 scholarship for those on the autism spectrum to use at a college or trade school. John Cronin, a young man with Down Syndrome who founded John’s Crazy Socks with his father, said, “We want this scholarship to show Read More …

Town Honors Special Olympians and Camp Counselors

The Town Board honored two Special Olympic athletes with proclamations last week, and presented awards to camp counselors. Angel Athenas, who has autism, recently won four gold medals at the 2018 Seattle Special Olympics and broke the women’s deadlifting record at the New York Special Read More …

Temple Grandin Keynote Speech to Be Livestreamed

NOTE: livestream link updated Dr. Temple Grandin, a leading advocate for those living with autism, will keynote an information fair on special education issues  Thursday at Walt Whitman High School. Her speech will be livestreamed, Susan Schiavone, parent liaison for at risk students in South Read More …

Cinema Arts to Offer Sensory Friendly Film

The Cinema Arts Centre will show The Great Muppet Caper Saturday in an atmosphere that welcomes those who have autism and need  safe and accepting surroundings. Lights will be turned up and sound turned down in an effort to make the theater comfortable for everyone. Read More …

Burgerology Campaigns for Autism Awareness

Burgerology, a Main Street restaurant that opened in August, is continuing its campaign for autism causes until the end of the month. General manager John Falcicchio said autism was an issue “near and dear to our hearts,” because of familial interests and because of the Read More …