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Connecticut Shoreline Moms Form A Coalition To Help Their Special Needs Kids

In the shoreline towns of Madison and Guilford parents of children who are on the autism spectrum or who have special needs have formed a group to help them move forward in uncharted  waters. They’re part of SEPTO or Special Education Parent Teacher Organization. Their goes is to help their kids thrive and become independent members of Read more…

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Independence Day Clothing ~ For Those Who Need A Helping Hand

It all started with a mom wanting to find a solution to help her son with autism get dressed on his own.  Then it grew to addressing the problem many autistic kids with wandering.  Independence Day Clothing now allows peace of mind for all those looking for independence.  The independence to dress themselves and feel confident and stylish Read more…

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Independence Day Clothing, An Answer For Kids With Autism

A Madison Mother who saw her severely autistic son, Liam struggle for years to get dressed in the morning has turned that problem into a winning idea. She has founded Independence Day Clothing for those who need a little helping hand whether they are young or old. Lauren Thierry has put fashion into reversible clothing Read more…

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Roses For Autism Open House

Annual Spring Open House Saturday, April 25th, 11 am – 3 pm Come walk through the greenhouses at Roses For Autism in Guilford, Connecticut and meet the staff, and pick up some beautiful fresh cut flowers! Roses For Autism is a social enterprise whose mission is to foster meaningful employment and personal success for individuals Read more…

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Cassandra Kubinski~ Connecticut Singer-Songwriter

Cassandra Kubinski who grew up in Enfield, Connecticut and who now makes her living as a singer-songwriter and performer in New York City is a bundle of talent. As a 12 year old she starred in the hit “Annie” at the Goodspeed Opera House singing and dancing and acting, that’s where it started and she Read more…

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August 16th~ Jazz ‘N’ Blue Festival, August 16th

Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://jazznblue2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent Blue Plate Radio and Blue Plate Radio Productions is pleased to bring you the 2014 JAZZ ‘N’ BLUE FESTIVAL at Simsbury Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury CT! TONIGHT, AUGUST 16, BLUE PLATE RADIO PRESENTS THREE AMAZING BANDS WITH A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS BENEFITING AUTISM SPEAKS! DOWN Read more…

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New England’s Last Rose Farm is in CT

Guilford, Connecticut is home to New England’s last Rose farm. Known as Pinchbeck’s, it produces three million roses a year. It was all but shut down in 2009, because of stiff competition from around the world. The historic 1920’s farm regained life when a friend of Tom Pinchbeck’s (fourth generation in the rose family) came Read more…

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CT Charity Rides

CT Charity Rides is just a little over a year old now and it has been, and continues to be the “ride” of James Bortnick’s life. James is just awesome in his desire to help all kinds of people and he does it through his charity rides one trip at a time. He told me Read more…

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Roses With A Heart For Your Valentine

Not all roses are created equal. There are roses and then there are roses. At Pinchbeck’s Rose farm in Guilford, Connecticut the roses grown here are some of the most fragrant you will ever come across.

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Spirits Are Raised At High Hopes

It seems to me that this is one of the happiest and healthiest 125-acres on the planet. This is High Hopes in Old Lyme, Connecticut where staff and hundreds of volunteers and horses and ponies provide a gift for children and adults who are struggling. Therapeutic riding takes place here in doors and out-of-doors. The Read more…

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