The Daily Eastern News

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 to have bowel disease than people who did not. One of the researchers who worked on the study...

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 said graduate assistants at STEP guide autistic students through the transition to college life. She...

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 will be held in Buzzard Hall 1103 at 1 p.m. Spinner will discuss her experience raising two sons wit...

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 that needs to be recognized year-round, every day. Autism is not the piano prodigy or doctor...

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 the world. According to Autism Speaks, autism, which is sometimes also called autism spectrum...

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 toward raising funds for the center for several years. Gail Richard, the director of the Autism ...

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