Bus drivers in Navarre know the boy in the tree. They see him nearly every day of the school year, perched on a branch overlooking the school bus terminal on Escola Street. Pencil and clipboard in hand, 16-year-old John Fowler has a knack for keeping track of the buses. Student Transportation of America (STA) bus […]
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This event hosted by the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is just for families with children or adults on the spectrum. Cost is $10 for the entire family. Each family should register for 1 ticket. Enjoy outdoor activities, touch tanks, animal interactions, and more. Lunch for the entire family […]
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For children with disabilities such as autism, words may never come, but that does not mean they do not have a lot to say. Through the Devices for Disabilities program, Emerald Coast Exceptional Families (ECEF) and Cellular Nerd are giving those children a “voice.” Read the full article in the July 26 issue of Navarre […]
Be part of a special day at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station just for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. There will be animal encounters, fishing, crafts, and more. Preregister online at www.navarresciencestation.org.
Autism Pensacola’s camper application period for the 2018 summer learning lab Kids for Camp kicks off Feb. 6 with an informational meeting at 6 p.m. in the Pollak Training Center at Arc Gateway. Childcare is available, but reservations are necessary. Sign up online at http://bit.ly/K4Camp2018. Established in 2002, Autism Pensacola is a not-for-profit organization dedicated […]
When parents receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder for their child, it can be overwhelming. Stacey Greenhaw knows this well. Greenhaw’s son Carson, 6, has autism. Carson loves to play flag football. He attends school at West Navarre Primary, and he loves the Navarre High School Raiders football team that his dad coaches. Carson […]
Cold rain is falling from the dark sky above. The wind is blowing just enough to chill your bones. Outside is the last place you want to be on this December night. But here comes Carson Greenhaw with a bounce in his step and a smile on his face. His tennis shoes light up as […]
Things got sensational at Navarre Library Friday as children with special needs participated in the first Sensational Summer Fun camp created by Sensational Friends, Inc. The camps are designed to get special needs children and their families in Navarre together for a day of fun and therapeutic play said organization founder and president Abby Baker. […]
Hundreds of children on the autism spectrum, their families, volunteers and community members flooded the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station Saturday for the fifth annual Autism OdysSea, resulting in record turnout. This annual event brings together a community need with the science station’s mission of educating the public on the marine environment and promoting conservation […]
Enjoy a special day at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station just for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per family. Preregister online at www.navarresciencestation.org.
Navarre Beach Fire Station was abuzz Sunday as Uplift Fitness ladies took on the Firefighter Challenge. The event was a joint effort by the Navarre Beach Fire Station, Uplift Fitness and Emerald Coast Exceptional Families (ECEF). Read the full article in the April 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little […]
When parents are handed a diagnosis for their children, it can be a life altering moment. Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses come with unique and unimaginable challenges. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.
Officials with Emerald Coast Autism Center held a grand opening and dedication ceremony for the nonprofit’s $2.5 million, state-of-the-art therapy center at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville campus. Founded in 2009 to fill the gap in educational services for children on the autism spectrum living in Okaloosa and Walton counties, ECAC began the year-long construction […]
Three very close siblings, living in three different homes, are anxious to be back together again. They thought this was about to happen then tragedy struck, and they are still separated. Thomas is the oldest. He is extremely active and playful. At the same time he is also dealing with lots of difficult behaviors and […]
Record numbers of exceptional adults, volunteers and caregivers danced the night away Friday, July 29, at the Dance for All Caregiver’s Night Out event hosted by Hope that HEALS in the Community Life United Methodist Church gymnasium. Started in Nov. 2013, Hope that HEALS is a nonprofit volunteer-run organization that provides support, education and activities […]
In 1908, the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler first used the word “Autism,” employing it to describe a set of unusual symptoms in his patients. Thirty-five years later in a 1943 medical paper, Leo Kanner, M.D., described and recorded 11 cases of highly intelligent, socially withdrawn children. In the course of Kanner’s work, Donald Triplett, a […]