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Twin Falls (ID) (KMVT.KTWT-TV)
Meet a local mother with a 4 1/2 hear old son with autism. Hear what others say when she is in public and her son has an episode. He doesn't eat and is anorexic. His family is fighting to keep him off a feeding tube. Hear her struggles to find ways to help him and what his beautiful older sister has to say about how perfect he is.
Amy Starr is the manager at St Luke's Elks Rehab Pediatric Rehabilitaion and helps with speach. She met Karee Conner a mother who wanted to get the word out about understanding this growing problem. Last year statistics were 1 in 88 children and she says it's now 1 in 50 born with a spectrum. Every child is different and finding ways to find ways to help each child can be challenging.
You can help by joining the Autism Awareness Walk 2013.
April 6th at the East parking lot of St. Luke's Magic Valley.
The walk is one mile. Registration is at 9AM and start time is 10AM. Registration is $15.00 it includes a t-shirt. Children with autism under the age of 12 are free with a registrated adult. Walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in the 1 mile walk. Strollers and whellchairs are also welcome.
Listen to the entire interview with Amy Starr, Karee and Sophia Conner and Idaho First News' Diane Dean