Inside Bridgeway House

EUGENE, Ore. – At some point in our lives, we’ve all been assured, “it’s going to be okay.” As much as we want to believe that person, it’s not always easy. Two local women were brought together by those words, but they were also brought together and will forever be linked by autism and the … Continue reading »

OSU Releases Autism Study

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Research at Oregon State University says kids with autism who have better motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination, are more likely to have better social skills.  Researchers are helping with a new study that looks at the relationship among development skills for kids with autism. Lead author Megan MacDonald works at the College of Public … Continue reading »

Bridgeway House Burglarized

EUGENE, Ore. — A school for autistic children in South Eugene was looking for answers after falling victim to a series of break-ins and burglaries Friday. Staff at the Bridgeway House, located on the 3500 block of Donald Street, was left cleaning up the pieces after they were broken into last night but it wasn’t the first … Continue reading »

Camp Helps Students with Disorders Learn

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon has the second highest percentage of students with autism, and a new business just opened in Eugene to help them learn. Emily Wilkinson and Monica Bounds opened Academic Boot Camp. They specialize in customized reading, writing, and math programs for students with autism, Asperger syndrome, dyslexia and many other disorders. Wilkinson … Continue reading »

Springfield Lights It Up Blue

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Tuesday is World Autism Awareness Day and one school district in the state promoted the national education campaign. When nighttime falls in Springfield, there’ll be some changes at the district’s schools; many of the lights will be shining blue for Light It Up Blue. Five schools in the district will shine the … Continue reading »

Carnival Benefits Autism

EUGENE, Ore. — A local non-profit organization held its first benefit carnival on Saturday. Bridgeway House was founded in 2002 and works with children and families with Autism and related disabilities. Organizers said that while they do many events to bring awareness to their cause, they’ve yet to host one that allows their community to … Continue reading »

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