AUTISM

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we’ll gladly include them on our HERO WALL.
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Jake - The Math prodigy!

Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism when he was 2…at age 13, he’s a college sophomore and a math and science genius!
Morley Safer asks the talented teen if he wants to be an astronaut, he quickly defers to his brother, saying he'd rather run things from the ground. Safer's profile of the young math and science prodigy was broadcast on "60 Minutes" Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012    READ MORE >>

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Mother of five named Autism Hero

Karen Fairchild, a licensed clinical social worker, stands for a portrait with her Heroes for Autism award at UVU where she teaches Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (MARK JOHNSTON/Daily Herald)

OREM -- When Karen Fairchild's son was diagnosed with autism, she and her husband looked around for local resources but couldn't find any. They had to drive to Salt Lake City every day for treatment.
The lack of resources is what prompted Fairchild to get involved in the autism community, and 20 years later Fairchild has been honored for her work in the autism community as the recipient of the first Autism Hero Award from the Autism Resources of Utah County Coalition.
"I felt embarrassed when I found out," Fairchild said. "I don't do what I do to get awards."... READ MORE >>

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