News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Metro RTA

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
People


Ohio hosts national Autism convention
The program helps provide network of support for families of children with Autism.
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


Reporter
Andy Chow
 
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
Courtesy of Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Hundreds of people are attending Ohio’s autism convention. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, this is a time for friends and family statewide and beyond to gather in one place.

Hear more on OH hosting national Autism convention

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:57)


Families from around the world are coming to Columbus this week for a convention hosted by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence.

Executive Director Shawn Henry says more than 1,500 people are expected to attend the event.

Susan Rothschild and her 21-year-old daughter Chloe, who has autism, have been coming to the convention for three years now. They say the annual event bring a sense of community and friendship among families dealing with the same issues.

“An event like this is fun because I really just like being with my friends and kind of my people and see all the people I talk with on Facebook, and we all talk about coming and connecting,” Chloe said.

“It’s just nice to see things from other perspectives ... Someone will say something that makes sense and then I’ll be like ‘Oh my gosh, you’re right, that’s why she does that,’” Susan said.  “It’s just moms talking and you learn all sorts of stuff.”

This year Chloe is an official speaker at OCALICON. She now travels around the country to talk about the issues that people with autism face.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Crisis looms in filling aviation industry jobs in Ohio and the nation
I listened to this story yesterday morning on the radio and just want to add this comment. My son went to school to train as an air traffic controller, and gra...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park considers fire to fight invasives
I'm for the controlled burn. There are not enough people (myself included) who volunteer for the removal of invasive plant species. Therefore, another solution ...

Remembering Cleveland music impresario Hank LoConti
The picture here is not the original Agora. It is the old WHK studios where the Agora moved into.

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University