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Election 2016: the messy catastrophe

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Ryan Mancini

September 18, 2015

Welcome to the second GOP debate, sloppy and painful. I was surprised to make it out alive. This debate symbolized a cresting high as the craziness commenced, until it met its undeniable climax evoking God, presidential code names and Ronald Reagan. The 11 candidates stood before Reagan's iteration...

“Theatre of Possibility for Autism” coming next Friday

Vera Castaneda

September 30, 2013

Playwright Lauren Goldman Marshall will direct a three-day workshop at CSUN for adults who have learning disabilities or want to learn theater techniques that can enhance communication skills for individuals with learning disabilities. The workshop, called “Theatre of Possibility for Autism” will take place at ...

Asperger’s syndrome now a part of larger ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’

Melissa Simon

December 5, 2012

The newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, will not include Asperger’s syndrome, the American Psychological Association announced Saturday. Dr. Laura Politte, child psychologist at the Laurie Center for Autism, said the decision was made to include all...

Autistic teens and children struggle with cyber addiction

Christopher Mulligan, founder of Groupworks West, an innovative autism treatment center in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Groupworks West

Laura Davis

April 24, 2012

Jackie Osorio’s son was about 2-years-old when she noticed a measurable delay in his speech, but she could not pinpoint why he was developmentally behind and noticeably less social than other children his age. Osorio, an office technician at an LAUSD school, was concerned with finding the appropri...

Autism Speaks does not represent the voices of autistic people

Photo courtesy of MCT

Jeffrey Zide

April 23, 2012

If you decide to donate money for Autism Awareness Month this April, be mindful of where your money is going. There are many viable autism charities — the Dan Marino Foundation, Autism Self-Advocay Network and Aspies for Freedom — but I beg you not to donate to one organization: Autism Speak...

American Psychiatric Association may change definition of autism

Laura Davis

February 1, 2012

A proposed revision for a more specific definition of autism is being reassessed by the American Psychiatric Association who is working to complete the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Autism rates have increased dramatically over the past decade and a stricter...

Lip-syncing students battle for autism research

Elano Pizzicarola

March 11, 2011

Music was in the air Thursday night when CSUN students lip-synced hits from various genres. Lip Wars-The Battle of Epic Epicness was organized by the University Student Union and hosted by the Northridge Center. The show featured music from 60s soul to 90s pop. Turnout was initially sparse but...

CSUN fraternities raise money for Autism Speaks at hot dog eating contest

Samantha Tata

February 17, 2011

CSUN’s Interfraternal Council (IFC) held a hot dog eating contest Tuesday to benefit Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest advocacy group for autism research. Through chapter participation and on-site donations, IFC raised the largest campus donation this year of $1,960 for ...

USU launches autism event, “Miles of Quarters”

Kristopher A. Fortin

February 13, 2011

University Student Union launched “Miles of Quarters,” its fund-raising drive for autism at Plaza del Sol on Thursday. The fundraiser will run until April 20. It aims  to raise $17,000 for Autism Speaks, a national organization that supports autism research. The Center of Disease Control estimates...

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