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FAREWELL TO DONALD DEAN ROYER
On Saturday September 27, 2014, Don was laid to rest in Churchpoint, Louisiana, his hometown just outside Lafayette, La. this man was one of our key Board Members and worked diligently for 12 years “Raising Awareness and Creating Resources” for those diagnosed with Autism across the Gulf Coast. He will be greatly missed and was an inspiration to us all!
Last Updated (Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:02)
11th Annual Camp Independence Video
July 3, 2014 brought 106 disabled citizens, their families, and caregivers to Gulf Islands Waterpark to enjoy a "Free" day of fun for all!! This event marked the "11th annual Camp Independence" hosted by Project Independence and Gulf Islands Waterpark in Gulfport, Mississippi. Families traveled from Lafayette Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi to enjoy a social outing with their loved ones. Additionally, families and caregivers were able to network with others. Participants were able to learn strategies, and gain support to help deal with the struggles associated with raising loved ones that have special needs.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:18)
Royal Caribbean is first 'autism-friendly' cruise line
For an autistic child, a cruise can be a minefield. Everything about the experience, from waiting to board to crowded spaces to loud noises, can be frightening. Royal Caribbean moved to address those issues today when it became the first line to be certified as "autism-friendly," USA TODAY learned in an exclusive story.