October 17, 2007
Weightlifters put their muscles on the line all the time, but Nick Delgado doesn’t see his attempt next week to set a world lifting record as just about his own body. For 52-year-old Delgado, it’s a vindication of his whole line of work — as president of Ultimate Medical Research, he offers consultations and supplements that promise to turn the clock on aging bodies just as he says he’s done for himself. But the event gets personal as well; his every lift will raise money for research for autism, which affects one of his four sons.
January 21, 2011
COSTA MESA — Talk About Curing Autism has hired a new chief executive with more than 20 years of nonprofit experience. The Costa Mesa-based nonprofit hired Janine Ingram to replace founder Lisa Ackerman to oversee its national fundraising operation and strategic planning programs. Ackerman, who started the organization in 2000, will stay one with Talk About Curing Autism, a national organization charged with supporting, educating and providing resources to families affected by autism.
September 25, 2008
On Nov. 8, there will be a community educational seminar on "Understanding the Impact of Autism On Children and Their Families" with Dr. Robin Goldberg. Sue Rubin, a young autistic woman, will share her journey of living with autism, followed by a panel of experts, including a child analyst, a speech teacher and a physical education teacher, and Sue's mom, will discuss how to cope with autism. A Q-and-A will follow.
September 21, 2012
Talk About Curing Autism, which is based in Irvine, is having its sixth annual Ante Up for Autism event, a casino-type fundraiser for the organization at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point Saturday at 5 p.m. It is a star-studded event featuring celebrities, pro poker players and athletes. Johnathon Schaech, who played the lead singer of The Wonders in the movie "That Thing You do," is a host along with Kate Voegele, who played Mia in the TV show, "One Tree Hill," and is also a singer-songwriter.
April 9, 2004
Paul Saitowitz For those about to rock, we salute you. And for those about to rock for autism, we applaud you. Metal heads with flowing locks clad in leather pants, Viking-like boots and various metal chains and studs from around the county will gather at Hogue Barmichael's in Newport Beach this Saturday for Metal Jam 2004, a benefit concert for the Cure Autism Now Foundation -- an organization of parents, clinicians...
November 4, 2009
The Assistance League of Newport-Mesa is partnering with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders to present a free, communitywide educational event on autism and related developmental disabilities featuring renowned autism expert Jeff Bradstreet from 6 to 8:30 tonight at the Assistance League’s facilities at 2220 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The event is geared toward parents of children with developmental disabilities, as well as caregivers, educators and practitioners.
September 22, 2008
BONNIE Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008. Community educational seminar on "UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF AUTISM ON CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES" with Dr. Robin Goldberg explaining "WHAT IS AUTISM" and Sue Rubin, a young autistic woman, who shares her journey of "LIVING WITH AUTISM," followed by A PANEL OF EXPERTS, including a Child Analyst- Faith Based, a Speech and a PE Teacher, and Sue's mom, discussing "HOW TO COPE AND CONTINUE ON" plus Q & A. (8:30a.m.-9:00a.m....
May 3, 2005
Michael Miller A Newport Beach businessman has given $8.5 million to the University of Missouri-Columbia to fund a center for autism research. William Thompson, chief executive officer of the fixed-income investment-management firm PIMCO, donated the money to fund the Thompson Family Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Thompson earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri in 1968. "The center being created with this gift will bring together qualified professionals in the field to bring about differences in the study of and treatment of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders," Thompson said.
April 27, 2003
As the grandfather of an autistic boy, I was happy to see that the Daily Pilot is covering the topic of autism ("Waiting for her voice," April 20). However, there were a few facts that were not mentioned or that I did not agree with. First, autism is a serious epidemic in the state of California. The diagnosis rate has grown 273% in the last 10 years. I know of no other developmental disability that has that type of staggering statistic. Autism doe not get the type of publicity that other disabilities get, nor are people aware of the tireless efforts of the many hard working parents.
April 11, 2008
Chronic Cantina is asking people to come out for a good cause Sunday. The bar is hosting an event at Triangle Square with music, activities, auctions and a fashion show to raise funds for families dealing with autism. The bar has about $50,000 worth of goods it will be auctioning off and giving away at raffle drawings that will benefit Orange County Spectrum Kids, a nonprofit organization that works with families dealing with autism. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a fashion show at 2 p.m., an all-day DJ and a circus theme.