Bustin’ Barriers Offers Sports, Recreation to Children with Special-Needs

Bustin’ Barriers is a non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon, that offers children with special-needs the opportunity to break down hurdles through sports and enrichment activities. The program started out in 2012 as a week-long camp program teaching basketball skills to children with special needs. The program was a labor of love for Andrew Yoshihara, a […]

Autistic teen’s life improved by medical marijuana

Jimmy and Maria Ferris, Elmira , Oregon– House of Congress approved a bill allowing cities to “opt out” of marijuana dispensaries. News Source 16 reports that now local governments control the opening hours and locations of medical marijuana stores in individual cities and counties. Jimmy and Maria both say that marijuana treatment has dramatically improved […]

Driver left autism boy on bus

Albany, Oregon – A boy with autism was kissed goodbye as he left for ¬†school by his mother in Albany, Oregon, and then ‘disappeared’ for a length of time. Lyfe Ellefson-Hamar was found over an hour later still in his seat belt, when the driver had parked up in the garage, and left the bus […]