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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Madelyn Kidd is a senior journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Families should not be responsible for disability laws

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 30, 2022

Growing up I have always known four things. One, there will be a day when my parents pass away, and I will be responsible for my little brother regardless of either of our ages. Two, this world is...

Kirk Smith speaks directly to audience members in the front row during his part of the Autism Conference Comedy night on Thursday.

Comedians bring awareness to autism

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter March 31, 2022

Comedians Kirk Smith and Keith Reza spoke about their experiences with autism during their stand up comedy routines at Eastern’s Autism Conference Comedy Night Thursday night. Smith discussed his...

Historical, modern perspectives of vaccination controversy

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2019

It all started with a study. In the early 1990s, a group of British researchers published a study in The Lancet that showed people who received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination were more likely...

Program helps students with autism adjust to college life

Logan Raschke, News Editor April 22, 2019

The first autism transitional program for college students in the state of Illinois began at Eastern; it is called the Students with Autism Transitional Education Program. STEP director Rebecca Edgington...

Jackie Spinner to discuss her documentary

Staff Report April 4, 2019

Jackie Spinner will be at Eastern Friday afternoon to discuss her documentary, “Don’t Forget Me,” that shares the experiences of three Moroccan families who have children with autism. The event...

Autism is more than just a label

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist April 3, 2019

Adapt, accept, advocate. This is one of the many mantras repeated throughout April in honor of Autism Awareness Month. This is the lifestyle for one in 59 children and their families. This is something...

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day

Karlie Guy, Contributing Writer April 1, 2019

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on the second of April every year, encouraging people to take measures to raise awareness for people with autism spectrum disorder throughout...

Autism Center implements new program for second year

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor October 7, 2015

The Autism Center made its début on campus Fall 2014 and dedicates itself to making autism evaluations convenient to those diagnosed. The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences worked...

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