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San Leandro police receive autism awareness training

San Leandro police receive autism awareness training

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

To the average American, April 1 is merely recognized as “April Fool’s Day,” an annual celebration devoted to pranks and hoaxes. However, this year, April 1 also marked the 48th anniversary of Autism Awareness Month. According to Autismspeaks.org, Autism Awareness Month was established in 1970 wi...

Grad student opens first stuttering support group on campus

Grad student opens first stuttering support group on campus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features

First-year Cal State East Bay graduate student Matthew Maxion began stuttering at the age of five. For 16 years, Maxion, now 25, attempted to hide his disfluency, the impairment of smooth fluid speech, from parents, friends and teachers by practicing “covert stuttering,” a concealment strategy where the spea...

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Ghouls, goblins and Mickey Mouse flocked to John Muir Elementary School in Hayward last Saturday to partake in a unique Trunk or Treat event geared toward special needs kids and their families. Cars adorned with spider webs and Halloween decorations opened their trunks to offer candy, treats and gam...

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