Autism

NYFAC car wash most successful ever
NYFAC car wash most successful ever
News Terence M. Cullen 6/29/2012 at 3:57PM

It was a win-win for anyone looking to get his car washed last weekend in Howard Beach. The Sixth Annual New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) Car Wash raised money to go toward programs that help people with autism and to educate parents and relatives. For just $10 apiece, volunteers, including children with autism, [...]

Group home for individuals with autism coming to Bayside
News Melissa Chan 6/15/2012 at 3:33AM

A proposed group home in Bayside that will house eight individuals with autism was unanimously approved by Community Board 11 last week. Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), a non-profit organization, is set to purchase the home at 78-42 Springfield Boulevard. QSAC — which has 21 facilities in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Nassau County [...]

Book sales to benefit Autism Speaks
News Queens Courier Staff 6/09/2012 at 12:28PM

Now you can cook for a cause. Employees of Keil Bros. Garden Center & Nursery have compiled a “collection of local recipes from . . . families and friends” to benefit Autism Speaks, an international advocacy organization. Their involvement stemmed from the company’s desire to honor the autistic great-grandson, Alex Keil, 17, of their founder, [...]

Car Show for a Cause
Car Show for a Cause
News Alexa Altman 5/02/2012 at 10:15AM

The East Coast Car Association, which is famous for its annual Toy Run, in conjunction with Knights of Columbus #569, hosted a car show for Autism on Sunday, April 29 at Flushing’s P.S. 177, the Robin Sue Ward School for Exceptional Children. With hot rods and classics, as well as face painting, music by “Mike [...]

YouTube video sparks Autism fundraiser
YouTube video sparks Autism fundraiser
News Alexa Altman 4/16/2012 at 3:14PM

Several Lindenwood residents are raising money for Autism awareness, sparked by one young girl’s YouTube video. Sixteen-year-old Shyanna Constantino created an online video about her younger sister, five-year-old Kaylene Vazquez, who suffers from Autism. A friend’s mother saw the video, called “Happy Hope for Autistic Children,” on YouTube, and thought it would be a great [...]

A mother’s story: The challenges of living with Autism
A mother’s story: The challenges of living with Autism
News Alexa Altman 3/08/2012 at 7:00AM

Edna Luna’s curly-headed, big-eyed little boy was always a little different. The way he related to the world, his cognitions, were unlike those of other children. Concerned, Luna took her toddler-aged son, Winter, to see a doctor, who diagnosed him with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) – a nebulous term for any delay in progression. Displeased [...]