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By Britney Barnes | June 4, 2012
Paige Hall danced around the room with a smile on her face as Kristen Risser played off her movements, drawn to her like a magnet. Risser danced as if shouldering the weight of the world, ready to protect and comfort Hall at every move. Corona del Mar High School dance team director Cami Marseilles, 37, choked up as her students danced her story. "It's a piece about my journey as a mother with a son on the autism spectrum," she said, a mother of two boys, who while not autistic have autistic-like symptoms.
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SPORTS
By Bruce Bourquin, Special to the Daily Pilot | May 23, 2012
IRVINE - Considering the fact the payments went toward a charity for children, everyone appeared to have received their money's worth in the inaugural Harmony and Hoops Charity Basketball Game at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center on Saturday. An 88-87 win in double-overtime by the Hoops team, which trailed by 19 points with 15:41 left, was icing on the cake. The only non-celebrity player, Kris Gallop of Cal State Monterey Bay, hit one free throw to break a tie with four seconds left to win it. Gallop scored a team-high 25 points.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | July 16, 2011
The Kids Institute for Development and Advancement will present the latest developments in the research on autism in a comprehensible, "parent-oriented" format at the third annual Summit on Autism, the center's founder said Friday. Designed to be a "community service" to educate parents, family members and friends of those with autism, the two-panel summit will focus on two parts: autism and its impact on the family and technology's impact on the syndrome, said Fariborz Maseeh, founder of the Irvine center for autism research, treatment and education.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | June 30, 2011
It wasn't too hard to find Kevin Connolly among a handful of NHL players at Sutra in Costa Mesa Saturday night. He was the shortest, but he was also the most prominent celebrity during a charity benefit for Talk About Curing Autism. The actor, best known for his work as Eric "E" Murphy on Entourage, was very personable and cooperative during a pre-event reception for the inaugural Ryan Getzlaf Golf Shootout. But then again there wasn't that much media to deal with at the event.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
An autism fundraiser Saturday night raised more than $170,000 for four charities and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. "An Evening for Autism" drew more than 600 community members, athletes, celebrities, politicians and business leaders for a tropical-themed party in the home of Barry Saywitz, president of the Saywitz Co., a Newport Beach real estate brokerage and consulting firm. Saywitz's 7-year-old son was diagnosed with autism at 2 and has graduated from an autism program that will allow him to take classes with "typical" children who have not been diagnosed with the syndrome.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 9, 2011
Not making eye contact, focusing on toys with lights or spinning wheels — these were warning signs for Barry Saywitz's family. Saywitz's son Ryan was diagnosed with autism at age 2, but it gave his treatment the early start researchers say can make a difference in the childhood development of the 1 in 110 children facing autism spectrum disorders. Ryan, now 7, has graduated from the special-education program and now goes to class with "typical" children, meaning those who do not necessarily have autism.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | May 2, 2011
Editor's note: This corrects the caption of the photo with ACT Today Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, "Young and Restless" actress Kate Linder and author Mara Brown. NEWPORT COAST — Mother's Day was celebrated a little early Monday with the third annual ACT Today!'s Mother's Day fundraiser at the Resort at Pelican Hill. ACT Today! is a nonprofit that provides resources to families affected by autism. Around 200 people gathered at the seaside resort to bid on auction items, listen to speakers and hear country singer Stephanie Quayle in an effort to raise money for autism while celebrating women.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 27, 2010
Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine was recently awarded "The Possible Dream" grant to fund autism programs. The Festival of Children Foundation, which was founded by Sandy Segerstrom Daniels and the Orange County Register, pay for the program as do community donations. "Pretend City is designed to be the place where Orange County families can take their children during the critical first years of life to increase their 'brain power' and develop essential foundational learning skills," Pam Shambra, museum president, said in a prepared statement.
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