Tagged : ‘children’

Raising Autism

6 years, 10 months ago Projects 0

The rates at autism diagnoses in the United States have risen dramatically in the last 10 years. With the help of JournalNews reporter Linda Ebbing, I followed three children from Filmore Elementary over the course of a week.

Through visiting with them at school and at home, I hoped to show what educators and parents do to help childrem with autism grow and develop, and also to show what early intervention and inclusion programs do to improve the welfare of these three children. (more…)

Lianna’s Voice

6 years, 10 months ago Projects 1

Utawna Leap often recites the words of Mahatma Ghandi. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Her daughter, Lianna Bryant, has cerebral palsy. By becoming active in the Butler County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, visiting college classes with Lianna, joining the Family Advisory Council at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and helping to improve special education in Butler County, Utawna is out to make some big changes. (more…)