Service dog by her side, Texas teen wins Miss Dallas pageant despite epilepsy, autism

Alison Appleby — a teen from Sherman, Texas, who has epilepsy and autism — was crowned Miss Dallas Teen 2022 as a pageant newcomer with her seizure alert dog, Brady, by her side. Teen Alison Appleby of Sherman, Texas, was crowned Miss Dallas Teen USA 2022 recently with her loyal service dog, Brady, right by her…

Rosie O’Donnell pens emotional essay about 9-year-old daughter…

“I am learning to have compassion much deeper than I ever did,” the former “The View” co-host wrote. “To really listen and communicate in a way I never had to.” Rosie O’Donnell called her daughter Dakota’s autism a “gift” in an emotional new essay. The former “The View” co-host wrote via People Wednesday that parenting the 9-year-old…

Step Up 4 Down Syndrome ‘so much more than a walk’

The Down Syndrome Association of SW Louisiana will be celebrating 20 years of incredible growth in the support of people with Down syndrome across the nation and at home with its 20th annual Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk at the Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheater on Sept. 24. The past two decades have seen…

Smile For Life Children’s Charity Hosts ‘Autism Awareness At Work’

A Newcastle charity is giving businesses a chance to discover the benefits of hiring people with autism in a bid to increase employment rates of people with the condition. Thursday 15 September, 12pm-2.30pm Harry’s Bar, 77 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EF Smile For Life Children’s Charity is hosting ‘Autism Awareness At Work’, an…

VIDEO: How kickboxing changed Dundee teen’s life after challenges of autism

Dundee mum Vicki Simpson-Price has seen her son transform from troubled teen to medal-winning kickboxer. Vicki is astounded at the physical and mental Vicki is astounded at the physical and mental health changes in 16-year-old Christian since taking up the sport last year. He was diagnosed with autism aged two and the family faced challenges…