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On Monday, April 1, Cameron Kirkpatrick, 17, Newburgh, N.Y., visited SUNY New Paltz and shared his stories about living with Asperger’s Syndrome in Student Union Building 100. The event was hosted by the campus organization, Autism Speaks U. Kirkpatrick delivered a heartfelt and funny depiction of his personal growth, development and […]

It is 7:30 a.m. on July 6. Ashley Barraud, 19, hops into her green Toyota Camry and begins her 25 minute drive to Clayton Huey Elementary School in Center Moriches, Long Island. The drive is familiar to Barraud who attended the school as a child. Upon her arrival, the school […]

A soft light travels through a cylindrical tube, slowly flashing as it glides, different colors emitting brightly. Meanwhile, fiber optics light mirrors as music blares from an iPod. A disco ball spins slowly above a sheepskin rug. Sound like the newest club or bar? Think again. This is the Snoezelen room, […]