Tough Guys Help Children With Disabilities
Huffington Post - about 3 years
When most people in this country think of autism, they think of Adam Lanza, who shot and killed 20 young children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012.
But Lanza, who reportedly had been diagnosed with autism, was an outlier.
The vast majority of those in the spectrum of disorders are not violent.
Anne Schneider Costigan, deputy executive director of the Foundation of the Center for Disability Services in Albany, N.Y., has worked with children, teens and adults with disabilities for nearly thirty years. The center, which was started by seven families in 1942 with a mission primarily to treat patients with cerebral palsy, has expanded over the decades to service 15,000 people with 307 types of disabilities, including autism, Asperger's Syndrome and other behavioral and physical diagnoses.
Costigan, who is in charge of fund-raising and special events at the center, recently held the organization's annual telethon, which in its 54
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