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Search for missing Dickson boy enters 3rd day

DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – There are multiple videos inside this story. Click here to watch them from the News 2 app. The search for a missing 5-year-old boy with autism continued Friday as his parents and the Dickson County community hold onto hope he will be found safe. Searchers found three footprints they are investigating as they combed the area for …

‘Sesame Street’ theme park becomes world’s first to get certified autism designation

Everyone is welcome on Sesame Street! The beloved PBS show has introduced Julia, a Muppet with autism, so that children of all abilities can learn to be comfortable with each other and become friends. Kelly-Jane Cotter|Wochit   The people who brought you the award-winning “Sesame Street” announced Monday that Sesame Place has become the world’s first theme park to receive a …

8 Iconic Buildings in Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

April 02, 2018 Twitter (April 2, 2018) For the second year, The White House joined iconic buildings around the globe to Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. Twitter (April 2, 2018) The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018 in honor …

Niagara Falls to Light It Up Blue on World Autism Awareness Day

On April 2nd, 2018, Niagara Falls will be lit blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day! The iconic Falls will illuminate in blue to spread understanding and awareness of autism. The Niagara Falls Illumination Board offers special color illumination for charitable and not-for-profit organizations. Niagara Falls is the collective name of three waterfalls called the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Viel Falls. They are …

Rockefeller Center will light it up blue on World Autism Awareness Day

The historic Rockefeller Center in New York City will Light It Up Blue along with global landmarks on April 2, 2018 for World Autism Awareness Day! Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 high-rise commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared …

Girl With Autism Rarely Spoke, But Just Sang With Pentatonix In Powerful Performance.

11-Yr-Old Kaylee Johnson has gained legions of fans since her recent appearance on “Little Big Shots,” when famous a cappella group Pentatonix joined her in singing a rousing rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” But what many fans don’t realize is that the little girl was diagnosed at an early age with mild autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. According to her teachers, …

The autistic musician who ‘makes music with his mind’

There is nothing conventional about 17-year-old Michael Fuller’s relationship with music. As someone with high-functioning autism who sees the world through sound, creating melodies from the bustle of the high street or trains on the tracks feels more natural than any social interaction. This hardwired connection to sound has been with him for as long as he can remember. By …

Sleep problems in autism, explained

A good night’s rest isn’t guaranteed for anyone, but it is downright elusive for many people with autism. Individuals on the spectrum often have trouble falling and staying asleep. And that may worsen certain features of their condition, such as repetitive behaviors, which can, in turn, make sleeping even more difficult. Given this disruptive feedback loop, sleep problems are among the most …

Dear Fellow Mom, I Need Your Friendship as I Parent a Child With a Disability

When I became a mom, my life changed in expected and unexpected ways. I never imagined having all boys, coming from a female-heavy family. And I certainly never imagined having a sweet boy with autism.  His extraordinary life has helped transform me in ways I never knew possible. But this journey has also opened floodgates of challenges, leaving me with a new definition …

The Empire State Building will Light It Up Blue on April 2

For the ninth straight year, New York’s most iconic landmark, the Empire State Building, will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. This 102-story skyscraper was constructed in March, 1930 and opened on May 1, 1931. It held the title of World’s Tallest Building for nearly 40 years – the longest run of any tower …