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YBGR playground to help children with autism boost social, communication skills

YBGR playground to help children with autism boost social, communication skills

After a few words from officials involved in the project, the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch dedicated a new playground at its London Lodge for autistic boys in the most fitting way possible: by letting kids play on it.

August 26, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Conference aims to help people with social learning issues

Conference aims to help people with social learning issues

A two-day conference held in Billings this week aims to send its 650 attendees from across Montana home with innovative ways to help people with autism and other social-learning challenges.

August 05, 2014 5:45 pm Video Photos

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7th annual autism conference set for Tuesday, Wednesday

7th annual autism conference set for Tuesday, Wednesday

A leader in social communication interventions for individuals with autism will be the keynote speaker at a free two-day conference beginning Tuesday at the Holiday Inn.

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Danielle Sample and her children

Danielle Sample and her children

Danielle Sample and her children Tyler, 3, and Malachi, 1, at their home in Casper. After Tyler had gastrointestinal issues and displayed what Sample believes were signs of autism, she decided to stop vaccinating her children.

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Walk for autism set for Laurel

Walk for autism set for Laurel

Rebekka Lynn is a straight-A student, starting her freshman year at Cody High School and is passionate about art and writing. The teenager from Cody, Wyo., volunteers at the library, where she’s good at organizing books, and at the local Humane Society.

August 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Three-year-old Ara Evans

Three-year-old Ara Evans

Three-year-old Ara Evans, foreground, relaxes in her home with her mother, Lindsay, and sister Molly.

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Family seeks service dog for ailing child

Family seeks service dog for ailing child

Born 3-1/2 weeks early following a complicated pregnancy that saw her heart rate drop dangerously low, Ara Evans recently turned 3.

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Medicaid-funded Children's Autism Waiver program deemed 'incredibly successful'

Medicaid-funded Children's Autism Waiver program deemed 'incredibly successful'

A Billings mother says a 4-year-old state-run program aimed at helping autistic children has been an “unbelievable blessing” to her family and her son who was once considered nonverbal.

February 27, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Father-son time

Father-son time

Kannin Wald looks over his school lunch menu with his father, Matt.

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Down time

Down time

Kannin Wald writes on a calendar in his bedroom after getting home from Alkali Creek Elementary School on Monday. Kannin enjoys calendars and remembering people's birthdays.

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Loves his iPad

Loves his iPad

Kannin Wald uses an iPad at his home to look at a calendar after school on Monday.

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Learning his ABCs

Learning his ABCs

Kannin Wald works on an alphabet exercise with Stephany Kessler, his rehab aide, at his home in Billings on Monday.

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What a day!

What a day!

Kannin Wald sits on the floor of his home after getting home from Alkali Creek Elementary School on Monday.

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Temple Grandin speaks in Powell

POWELL ─ One of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” will be in Powell Monday to talk about the two things she’s most renowned for: autism and animal welfare.

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Miss Montana speaks at autism convention in Helena

Miss Montana speaks at autism convention in Helena

HELENA — For much of her first 11 years, Alexis Wineman was bullied and teased, staying quiet to hide her speech problems, descending into self-loathing, looking at herself as a punching bag, scratching her arms and even banging her head against walls.

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Autism conference set at MSU Billings downtown

A two-day autism conference will offer help to families navigating major transitions.

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Cyclist rides 7,000 miles to raise awareness of autism

Cyclist rides 7,000 miles to raise awareness of autism

Adam Biel didn’t own a bicycle until just a few years ago, but today he has covered more than half of his 14,000-mile Pan-American Highway cycling journey to raise awareness about autism.

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Guardian Spirit designed to teach vocational, social, life skills to people with autism

Guardian Spirit designed to teach vocational, social, life skills to people with autism

When Marcus Morris was a child, adults considered him incorrigible. Physicians incorrectly diagnosed him with multiple personality disorder, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris, 32, is founder and executive director of Guardian Spirit, a nonprofit organization that teaches vocational, social and life skills to people with autism through simulated virtual training.

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Jessica Karjala

Jessica Karjala

Jessica Karjala, a promotional consultant and member of the board of directors for Guardian Spirit, dicusses the new nonprofit that teaches vocational, social and life skills to people with autism through simulated, virtual training.

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