Day: April 13, 2018

Espn.com: Royals sign autistic OF Tarik El-Abour to minor league deal

Espn.com: Royals sign autistic OF Tarik El-Abour to minor league deal

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The Kansas City Royals signed autistic outfielder Tarik El-Abour to a minor league contract Friday.

We have signed outfielder Tarik El-Abour to a minor league contract. El-Abour has handled the challenges presented by autism now earning the opportunity to become a professional baseball player. His signing announcement

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Lexch.com: Balloon Release for Autism

Lexch.com: Balloon Release for Autism

Morton Elementary participates in Autism Awareness Month

LEXINGTON — The students from Morton Elementary released balloons at 1 p.m.on Wednesday, April 11, to take part in Autism Awareness Month. 

Lori Pflaster, a special education teacher at Morton Elementary, said that April is Autism Awareness Month and that “our kids

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Msn.com: Royals sign outfielder with autism Tarik El-Abour to minor-league deal

Msn.com: Royals sign outfielder with autism Tarik El-Abour to minor-league deal

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The Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Tarik El-Abour to a minor-league contract, the club officially announced Friday. The 25-year-old El-Abour has autism, and is believed to be the first professional baseball player with this diagnosis, according to ESPN’s Bradford Doolittle.

The signing was announced

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Dopemagazine.com: It's Autism Awareness Month: Is Cannabis the Answer to Alleviating ASD Symptoms?

Dopemagazine.com: It's Autism Awareness Month: Is Cannabis the Answer to Alleviating ASD Symptoms?

According to the CDC, one out of every 68 children in the U.S is born with autism. That’s a thirty percent increase from last year. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects people in varying degrees, from high-functioning folks who are verbal and often excel in areas like music, math and art,

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Wivb.com: Arizona teen with autism impresses school with rendition of “Star-Spangled Banner”

Wivb.com: Arizona teen with autism impresses school with rendition of “Star-Spangled Banner”

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(CNN) – This is Ridge Brown holding the guitar he used to play the national anthem at a high school event in Glendale, Arizona.

What makes the Ironwood High School senior’s performance

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Looptt.com: Watch: Prestige Holdings 'lights up blue' for Autism Awareness

Looptt.com: Watch: Prestige Holdings 'lights up blue' for Autism Awareness

The Prestige Holdings team invited the public at Price Plaza to ‘Light It Up Blue’ in commemoration of Autism Awareness Month last Saturday. 

The storefronts of the brands under Prestige Holdings–Fridays’, Pizza Hut, KFC, Starbucks, and Subway–were all lit in blue, the official colour for Autism awareness.

With ‘I am more than Autism’ as

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Gulf-times.com: 'Autism Walkathon' attracts hundreds despite gloomy weather

Gulf-times.com: 'Autism Walkathon' attracts hundreds despite gloomy weather

Sandstorm and gloomy weather failed to stop hundreds of residents, including students, teachers and other professionals, from participating in a walkathon at Aspire Park on Friday, aimed at helping raise public awareness on autism.

The event, dubbed ‘Autism Walkathon – A Walk against Stigma’ and organised by the Qatar Institute

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Foxsports.com: Royals sign outfielder with autism to minor league contract

Foxsports.com: Royals sign outfielder with autism to minor league contract

The Kansas City Royals have seen how Tarik El-Abour has handled the challenges presented by autism. Now they’re giving him a chance to pursue his dream of a professional baseball career.

The Royals signed El-Abour, a 25-year-old outfielder from of San Marino, California, to a minor league contract.

“We see this as

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Nbcsports.com: Royals sign man believed to be the first player with autism in affiliated baseball

Nbcsports.com: Royals sign man believed to be the first player with autism in affiliated baseball

Today the Royals signed outfielder Tarik El-Abour to a Minor League contract and assigned him to extended spring training. El-Abour is believed to be the first professional baseball player with autism to play affiliated ball.

As MLB.com reports, El-Abour played college baseball at Pasadena City College and Pacifica College and, after

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Newswise.com: ACSM Unveils First Autism Exercise Certificate Program, Need Validated by New Research

Newswise.com: ACSM Unveils First Autism Exercise Certificate Program, Need Validated by New Research

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Released: 13-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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