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Special Education Teacher Arrested After Child With Autism Was Locked In A Closet

For some reason, it was 2 years before this educator, Donna Morgan Hughes was actually charged with this crime…. Hughes was recently arrested after police said that she locked a 5-year-old with autism up in a supply closet, with no lights, for 30 minutes as a form of punishment. She was suspended for these allegations [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Nonverbal Girl With Autism Struck In Face By School Bus Aide

Details are still coming together on this shocking story.... In Illinois, Kayla Rushing, a 6-year-old girl who is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum was struck in the face twice by a school bus aide. The incident was brought up to Kayla's parents after the superintendent of New Lenox School where Kayla attends was able [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |5 Comments

Police Officer Saves Child With Autism From Drowning

I recently stumbled upon this story that was highlighted on WSBTV of Aaron Bulmer, a police officer who jumped into a pond to save a 4-year-old child with autism who was drowning. I had chills while watching this video. We can't thank our first responders like Aaron enough for looking out for our loved ones. One [...]

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Struggle, Perseverance, And Achievement: A Life With Autism

This guest post is by Erican Santiago, a young man on the autism spectrum. Erican will be attending Michigan Tech University with a Major in Biomedical Engineering. He is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference. You can read more about the organization and how to apply for [...]

Dealing With Asperger’s: My Differences Have Made Me Very Special

This guest post is by Gavin Ritchey, a young man on the autism spectrum. Gavin is attending Michigan Culinary Institute at Baker College and is majoring in Culinary Arts. Gavin is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference. You can read more about the organization and how [...]

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