Tag Archives: Autism

Author Teams Up with Autism Society San Diego for National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month, which has a mission of helping to increase the understanding and acceptance of those who are autistic. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). One author, Reena B. Patel, is on a […]

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Matt Scott to Run Organization for Autism Research Marathon in NYC

New York, N.Y.  Our good friend Matt Scott (fiancé of our lovely Lion and Global Advisor, Stacee Mandeville) is running the marathon for Autism! (The Organization for Autism Research). Please help support this amazing cause (and our friend, Matt!). Click here to visit his fundraising page: http://bit.ly/2cKRlSm See his funny fundraising rollout video here: https://vimeo.com/182046334 Matt wrote […]

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World Autism Day, Young Filmmaker Interviews Ban Ki-moon

New York, N.Y. Young filmmaker Benjamin Rosloff’s visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and his interview with U.N.’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. Before the interview, Benjamin had the opportunity to explore and film the building including art and photo exhibits from all over the world. The video – produced for the World […]

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Sixteenth Annual Leadership Awards Reception Rocks New York

New York, N.Y. What an absolutely amazing event last week! The breadth of our activities over the last sixteen years blew me away. Our St. John’s University event, featuring our new Funds, Fellows and our upcoming Luce Leadership Experience – Hellas, was even more amazing because of the multitude of people involved in making the […]

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Voice of Hope for Autism: The Joey Lowenstein Foundation

New York, N.Y.  Some of the greatest discoveries in human history have been the result of accidental or unexpected circumstances. While the mind usually recalls great innovations, we sometimes tend to take for granted the more elementary aspects of life, such as the ability to communicate through speech.      Roberta Lowenstein, Rita Cosby, Joey Lowenstein, […]

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Report: Animals’ Presence May Ease Social Anxiety in Kids with Autism

New York, N.Y.  When animals are present, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. According to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, companion animals—like dogs, cats or the guinea pigs in […]

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U.N. calls for Commitment to Employ People with Autism

New York, N.Y.   On World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations is spotlighting the unique skills of people with autism and the need to recognize their talents through an initiative inviting businesses to make concrete commitments to employ people on the autism spectrum. Photo: CARE/David Rochkind, Design: Kim Conger. “People with autism have enormous potential. […]

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Luce Leader Grows at Yale: from Anti-Bullying to Autism Awareness

New Haven, CT.  In the study of psychology, there is a term called ‘feature integration theory.’  The term describes how we visually combine details to identify unified objects. For instance, when looking for a friend in a crowd (assuming he or she has a striped shirt on), one scans the crowd for a striped shirt […]

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At the U.N.: ‘As a Young Global Leader; I am Servant of My People’

Filmmaker On Why Young Global Leadership is Critical Today 

Son of Immigrants Pursues American Dream as well as Education Equity

Chicago Furniture Bank Founder on Young Global Leadership

As World Continues to Divide, Young Global Leadership Critical

Young Global Leadership Needed to Combat Threat of Climate Change