Fast-moving Pumpkins Roll Downhill in Annual Naperville Race

Fast-moving Pumpkins Roll Downhill in Annual Naperville Race

The average pumpkin isn’t built for speed unless it’s customized somehow and rolled down a hill.That’s what Bill Deschaaf and his son Will, 5, of Naperville, were doing Saturday.“We came to this pumpkin race a year ago and learned a lot from the last time in terms of...
Seeing the Pointe

Seeing the Pointe

Finding a job that aligns your passions and talents is deeply fulfilling. Carrie Provenzale found just that when she became the executive director of Naperville’s Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in 2016. Provenzale entered college as a special education major. After...
Hinsdale Family Supports DNA Swabs for Autism Study

Hinsdale Family Supports DNA Swabs for Autism Study

Courtney McClear, 17, of Hinsdale regularly goes to Right Fit fitness center in Willowbrook for exercise, but her family made a special visit there Saturday to submit saliva samples for a study on the relationship between genetics and autism.Right Fit volunteered to...
School of Autism Helps Provide Career Paths

School of Autism Helps Provide Career Paths

Jack Wolf, 19, was diagnosed with severe autism when he was 2 years old. From that point forward, his parents Randy and Kim Wolf knew it was going to be an uphill battle. The family moved from city to city—school to school—to help Jack find good teachers that fit his...
Dealer Makes Way for Workers with Autism

Dealer Makes Way for Workers with Autism

The cafe opening inside Lexus of Naperville is certainly a nice amenity for customers looking for specialty coffees, teas or a smoothie. But for the eatery’s employees, it’s a potential lifeline.The Chicago-area dealership’s Made to Inspire Cafe will...
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