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Local Family Looking for Rainbow Pictures for Young Boy [PHOTO]

We always take pictures of rainbows and share them on social media after it rains but those pictures could bring joy to a little boy in Cohoes.

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Racing Rubber Duckies For Charity? I’m In!

It's the inaugural rubber duck derby in support of autism awareness coming up this October and it's sure to be one heck of a sight!

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GIna and Dominic Huntsman
GIna and Dominic Huntsman
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This Heart Wrenching Plea From A Local Mom To Assemblyman Lopez Should Be Heard By Us All

Tonight a listener forwarded to me a letter written by a mother in Selkirk to her local Assemblyman pleading for help with her disabled son. I read the letter and felt so much empathy for what this woman has endured and wanted so much to both help and just give her a hug. After reading the letter I wrote back to the listener who reached out to me and said, "This story is heart breaking but I am not sure what I can do to help. Perhaps I can write about it and try to get the word out if she thinks that might help". Her answer was a resounding YES and Thank you.

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From Flickr user BLW Photography
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Brigid Mack a Wynantskill 7th Grader Designs a Calm Haven for Autistic Students

Brigid Mack has a huge heart and big ideas!  The 7th grader from Wynantskill approached her school administrators about painting a small room at the school where some of the students who are on the autism spectrum could go to feel safe...

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YouTube Image, Julia
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Bravo To Sesame Street For Adding An Autistic Character- Meet Julia

Wow this is one of those things that makes me wonder why such a great idea has taken so long. Don't get me wrong I am so very proud of the creators at Sesame Street for adding the autistic character, "Julia". I can not think of a better vehicle to get the message out to all children that different isn't a bad thing.

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Sara Mae Hickey and Bro. Lou Roberts
Sara Mae Hickey and Bro. Lou Roberts (Photo by Flounder/WGNA)
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Puzzles Bakery & Cafe’ Is Great For The Community

In April, a new business opened up in downtown Schenectady that hired employees with special needs, which includes autism and other developmental disabilities.

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LAX Expected To Be Busiest US Airport During Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period
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Family Thrown Off Flight Because Autistic Teen Was Disruptive [VIDEO]

Did you read that headline?  Terrible, right?  If you haven't heard the story, let's review -and tell me if you agree with the airline's decision. 

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Bullied Autistic Boy Gets A Carnival Thanks To Some Local Police

An 11-year-old boy that has autism from North Adams was bullied last week by some very mean kids.

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Hurray! A Cafe That Hires Developmentally Disabled [VIDEO]

I guess my word of the day is 'Hurray"!   Hurray for Puzzles Bakery and Cafe for being so forward thinking, and hurray for a hard worker and family friend, Matt Genovese.

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Twitter Pic, Letter
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The Most Disgusting Letter I Have Ever Seen – A Neighbor Writes It To A Woman With An Autistic Son

This honestly makes me sick. I feel like I should put out some sort of warning to people before they read it, however it doesn't contain violence or sexually explicit language. No, it is far worse than anything that we as a society deem socially unacceptable. Yet to me, it is the FIRST thing we should all be condemning.

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An Amazing 6 Year Old With Autism Plays and Sings Billy Joel’s Piano Man [VIDEO]

I find autism a fascinating "condition".  Or is it?  Some think of it as a deficiency of some sort.  When you see this video, it might just change your mind. 

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Shocking, Disgusting Video Of Autistic Girl Getting Bullied At A Bus Stop [VIDEO]

This year I've had the privilege of working with school kids and writing anti-bullying songs. After what we're seeing this year, I think I may need to write one song a day!   You'll never believe this video.  Ir sickens me to post it, but it needs to be shown.

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