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Horsepower: organization changes lives one ride at a time

Horsepower volunteers guide a rider and his horse. Horsepower’s mission is to increase the quality of life for people with life challenges through equine-related activities.// Photo by Abigail Abantohollans/The Guilfordian

Yunah Kim, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

“(Watching) every child ... get on the horse becomes your favorite memory because you watch how they respond and how they come to life,” said volunteer Jan Byrd. Located in Colfax, North Carolina, Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center is a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic horseback...

Rand Paul’s sexism comes to light

Rand Paul's sexism comes to light

Naari Honor, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

My first encounter with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul occurred in February. On the flat screen television at my gym, I watched him ramble on about how parents had the right to decide whether or not their children received immunizations. I knew that the study that said vaccines led to autism had been...

Punk group with disabilities breaks boundaries

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

mentaMusic can rise over everything. Soaring violins can lift us up and grinding guitar riffs can make us think. For a punk group in Helsinki, music has helped break all kinds of barriers. Helsinki punk group Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät recently made history by becoming the first punk band to qualify...

Rise in autism rates leads to ASD support

Connor Wilson, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

Autism rates in the U.S. are on the rise. Fifteen years ago, the national rate was 1 out of every 10,000 children. In 2012, Autism Spectrum Disorder affected 1 out of every 88 children. On March 28, the Center for Disease Control released a report stating that the prevalence of autism had increased...

Gray Stanback’s Magna Doodle display connects art, autism

Gray Stanback's Magna Doodle display connects art, autism

Brittany Murdock, Staff Writer, '12

November 2, 2012

As you walk into the library, your mind is overwhelmed with the various assignments that need to be completed before 2 a.m., and as you leave the building at night, you are exhausted by the thought of waking up tomorrow and going through the same routine. While walking down the entrance hallway of...

Autism center aids Iraqi youth and families, proves humanity

Alayna Bradley, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

In recent months, not-always-progressive Iraq has introduced hope to the community of Baghdad, especially for families with developmentally disabled children. In March 2011, the Iraqi Development Organization  (IDO) created a center for children with autism, which provides a safe place for autistic...

Autism linked to obesity in mothers

Ali Krantzler

April 20, 2012

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study on April 9 showing obese mothers have a greater risk of giving birth to a baby with autism. While there is limited knowledge about autism, researchers have concluded that women who are obese face greater health concerns and may...