autism

ND Autism Center Launches Safety Program With Local Law Enforcement

People with autism will get a wristband, key chain, and ID card

FARGO, N.D. –Having a loved one with autism can mean being in a constant state of worry. A new program designed is to give families some peace of mind. When Darcy Kasprowicz’s brother Tyler was diagnosed with autism, her family felt isolated. That prompted her to start the North Dakota Autism Center in 2008. “I appreciate him and what he…

Child Autism Center Adds Location in Moorhead

Autism Innovation in Motion works with Autistic kids up to 40 hours a week

MOORHEAD, MN– Autistic children are able to get the support they need with the help of Autism Innovation in Motion. AIM’s facility in Moorhead can help children from the age of a year and a half to 21 develop the skills they need to be successful in everyday life. “It’s really important that we dive into those skills and catch…

West Fargo Police Announces New Fund for Project Lifesaver Program

The program can help those with autism, Alzheimer's disease, and other cognitive conditions stay safe

WEST FARGO, N.D. — More families can have peace of mind thanks to a donation to the West Fargo Police Department. A new fund will help enroll qualified residents in Project Lifesaver, which can help keep those with autism, Alzheimer’s and dementia safe. Back in June, 6–year–old David Lemi Logulomo, who has autism, wandered away and drowned. A scholarship fund in his…

Organization that Helps Employ People on the Autism Spectrum Moves in to New Space Across the River

Many representatives from local businesses were at the ribbon cutting and learned more about how they can be a part of the employment process

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local organization that helps businesses employ the strengths of people on the autism spectrum has a new office space. Mind Shift crossed the Red River and is now located in the center of downtown Moorhead. Many representatives from local businesses were at the ribbon cutting and learned more about how they can be a part of…

Gamers Raise Money for Autism Network

The event lasted for 12 hours straight

FARGO, N.D. — Gamers at Section 9 Cyber Café held a 12–hour gaming fundraiser, which raises money for the Red River Valley Asperger–Autism Network. Gamers earn coins when they play, and those are exchanged as donations for charity. One gamer says he feels a personal connection to the cause, because he has a family member with autism. “Whether you have a…

Klobuchar Highlights Bill Aimed to Help Find Missing People

Project Lifesaver device will help locate those who have a high risk of wandering away from home

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar aims to make it easier for law enforcement to find people who have wandered away from home. Children with developmental disabilities and seniors with Alzheimer’s disease have a high risk of wandering. “We have heard in our office about these cases where people are just scared to death. This is…

Minnesota Adding Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana

The state health department takes public input each year on conditions that might be added

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials are adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. The health commissioner says there is increasing evidence that medical marijuana can help people with severe autism or obstructive apnea. The state health department takes public input each year on conditions that might be added. Some of…

Sanford Health HealthCare Accessories Hosts Costume Contest for Kids

Parents said this is a great way to celebrate Halloween without facing the usual negative stigmas

FARGO, ND — Several monsters, characters and superheroes competed in a costume contest for physically challenged children. The annual Halloween Costume Party at Sanford Health HealthCare Accessories was attended by hundreds of families. Kids marched in a costume parade, enjoyed snacks and spent time surrounded by people who understand their disability. A mother told us when she takes her son…

Children of Vietnam Vets say Agent Orange Impacts Generations

Veterans and their children shared their stories at a town hall meeting at Elks Lodge in Fargo

FARGO, ND — Tears were shed at a town hall meeting in Fargo about the life changing effects of Agent Orange. Many children of Vietnam veterans spoke about how exposure to the chemical impacts multiple generations. Families of survivors are still looking for answers more than four decades after the Vietnam War. “So it was straight Agent Orange that I…

Thunder Road’s Children’s Charity Day Focuses on Autism

Any tickets purchased today can be used anytime throughout the summer

FARGO, ND — A little bit of rain didn’t stop kids from coming out to Thunder Road for a day filled with fun and to raise money for autism. Children’s Charity Day was held at Thunder Road where you were able to get a summer’s full of tickets all at once. Tickets give you access to mini golf, go carts,…