Riders raise money for autism in 13th Annual Ride for Autism

Saturday was a beautiful day for a bike ride and to cheer on the folks in the Ride for Autism Michigan. This is an event that was near and dear to the heart of our former co-anchor Ron Savage, who passed away earlier this year. This year, FOX 2’s Amy Lange attended in his place….

Meet ‘The Mutants’: The students who wear their autism with pride

Between about 8:00am and 9:00am they amble into the classroom at Aquinas College, in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood. Chris Varney, founder of the I CAN Network, greets each student as they arrive for their fortnightly mentoring session.By the time the class starts, about 15 Mutants have assembled. If you’re worried by the name, don’t…

Boy raising funds, awareness for autism in honor of brother

In honor of his little brother, a local boy continues his efforts to raise funds and awareness for autism. This Saturday is the second annual Ryan’s Prayer of Hope and Healing for Autism Walk in Follansbee. 8th grader Jason Polgar started the organization to raise money for iPads with a communication app to help kids…

SoCal man helps raise $20K for Lyft driver with cancer

A local man helped raise more than $20,000 for a Lyft driver he just met – a single mother battling cervical cancer while raising a son with autism. Source: SoCal man helps raise $20K for Lyft driver with cancer

“Sensory-friendly Santa” helps children with autism and other special needs

A special event to help children with autism and other special needs. Children were able to connect with Santa this holiday season, with a Christmas experience of their very own. Parents and children gathered at Southridge Mall Sunday morning to take part in a sensory-friendly program. First Snowfall Of The Season Hits SE WisconsinThe event provided…

Surfers Healing helps autistic children to shine

e curve of Spencer’s smile partners with the curl of the waves as they crest over the edges of the surfboard he’s standing on.The hand on his back lets go, leaving the tiniest space between, as Spencer balances his legs and rides to shore. After a team of high-fives with his three volunteers from Surfers…

Program helps workers with autism find the perfect job

Acing interviews weren’t an issue for Randy Richardson when he was hunting for a job a few years ago. “The real challenge,” he says, “was getting an interview.”The 31-year-old Upper West Sider, who has autism, spent considerable time looking for a job, but repeatedly came up short. That’s when he reached out to Job Path,…

8-year-old autistic boy absolutely slays ‘Thriller’ dance

While visiting the British coastal city of St. Ives, 8-year-old William Ryan decided to partake in a webcam challenge put on by a cottage leasing agency. The task? Put on your best dancing moves for the camera. The stakes? A luxury hamper of goodies. William not only won the contest with his spectacular rendition of…