Entries by forte_res

WCS Student Selected For ‘Yes I Can’ Award

  WCS Student Selected For ‘Yes I Can’ Award By Phil Kuhn – March 1, 2016 Pictured front row, (L to R) are Cheryl Bremer, Mason Metzger and Avery Metzger; back row: Kari Walmer, Brenda Linky, Carissa Metzger, Micah Metzger, Paige Wood, Lori Owen and Lorinda Kline. Photo Provided Times Union – Mason Metzger, a […]

Loyal dog won’t leave autistic boy’s side at hospital

By Sophia Rosenbaum February 24, 2016 | 12:02pm   No one can touch this 9-year-old autistic boy — except his loyal Labrador, who refuses to leave his side. “For Mahe, James is his best mate, he is all about James,” his mom, Michelle, told the New Zealand site Stuff.As James Isaac awaited an MRI at […]

Student Creates Comic Series to Explain Her Life With Asperger’s

To view the original article: http://my.personalmedicare.com/student-creates-comic-series-to-explain-her-life-with-aspergers/ Student Creates Comic Series to Explain Her Life With Asperger’s Siara Hughes studies graphic design and visual communications at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington, and for one of her final projects last quarter, she decided to produce a comic strip focused on her life with Asperger’s syndrome. “I really wanted to […]

Treating Autism…naturally

There seems to be a lot of information out there about natural remedies for everything from anxiety to fungal infections.   Over the years I have done some research and found that a lot of these remedies do work. Through trial and error, I have also found that some do not work for some people. […]

Boy and His Dog Make History Running Cross Country in Iowa

Tyler Gerdts’ companionship with his service dog, Hugo, has helped him with running and at home. By Alison Wade THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015, 3:26 PM Davenport West High School junior Tyler Gerdts is the first person to run high school cross country in Iowa with a service dog.PHOTO BY CASSIDY GERDTS He’s new to the […]

Join Forte in Run for Autism!

Forte is sponsoring the Run for Autism 5K and 1 Mile Race at Wawasee High School on November 7, 2015.  You are all invited to participate, and run or walk the 5K or mile.  The link below has information on the race. https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Syracuse/RunforAutism5Kand1MileEvent  

Forte EmPOWer race is a huge success!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, and participants! The Forte EmPOWer Race was a blast! And while we were having a blast, we were raising money. Rose now has heat!  Churches Plumbing and Heating quickly put in a furnace for her~ and for the first time since February, she has heat!!! She was beyond excited […]

Welcome to Holland

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip – […]

Happy Birthday, to the real founder of Forte…

Today marks what would have been Naaman VanMeter’s 43rd birthday. I think that the way the Van Meter family has been impacted by Naaman’s life is something we can all relate to. Naaman’s sister Ellie posted this on Facebook: When you look at those around you, how do you attribute worth? Do you hold in high […]