Rich Magielnicki had taken his son Anthony to Six Flags Great Adventure before, but it was never this much fun, never this care-free. "When you're here during regular times and he sees a ride he wants to go on, the lines are like, a block long," said Magielnicki, 47, an auto mechanic who lives in East Brunswick with 20-year-old Anthony, his other son, Mason, 5, and his wife, Elizabeth, their mother. "But today, he gets to go on whatever he wants." Like other sons and daughters at Great Adventure on Thursday, Anthony has autism. And waiting in a long line for a highly anticipated experience -- a mild inconvenience for most people -- can be a source or stress, anxiety or worse for children or adults on the autism spectrum. So, in collaboration with Gersch Academy, a nationwide network of 10 private schools based in Huntingdon, N.Y., Great Adventure was closed to the general public on Thursday for Autism Day 2018. Roller coasters like Nitro and the Dark Knight thrilled and chilled … [Read more...] about It wasn’t a typical day at Great Adventure. ‘Today, he gets to go on whatever he wants’
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TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are getting a warning: Get set for some tough questions.That was the word Monday from IOC member John Coates, the head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games.Coates said there will be more intense questioning after several sports federations complained recently about the pace of Japanese preparations."We also enter a phase where questions from stakeholders become very pragmatic and very urgent, in particular in areas such as the field of play, accommodation, transport, things that affect the competition and the athletes," the Australian told organizers.Coates and local organizers met Monday and will hold a news conference Tuesday to address questions about preparations that — despite complaints — seem mostly on track with more than two years to go.Coates said "you have to be prepared to answer questions when they're raised" or risk losing confidence.Coates … [Read more...] about Tokyo organizers warned: Get set for more tough questions
In partnership with Special Olympics Florida, Gulliver is set to host the annual Special Olympics Sponsor an Athlete 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, April 15, 2018. This charitable event is open to the public and will feature a certified 5K run/walk course, family activities and entertainment. Funds raised will support the 40 athletes from Miami-Dade County who will be representing Team Florida at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle in July. “We are so pleased once again to host Special Olympics Florida’s Sponsor an Athlete 5K,” said Gulliver’s Head of School, Frank Steel. “Special Olympics Florida is such a valued community partner for all of us. So much of what they stand for as an organization represents the values Gulliver seeks to instill in our students, including respect, inclusivity, and a strong sense of character.” This family-friendly event will feature a live DJ, food trucks, face painting, balloon artists, arts and crafts with … [Read more...] about ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO: Gulliver to Host Annual Special Olympics Sponsor an Athlete 5k Run/Walk
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Opinion: CSU, Colorado, Nebraska, Wichita State in basketball, let's get it going Rebirth of Mile High Classic could include Colorado State, Colorado, Nebraska and Wichita State Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Mark Knudson, @MarkKnudson41 Published 2:28 p.m. MT April 10, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN EMAIL MORE Before he agrees to a new contract that would renew the college hoops series between Colorado and Colorado State University, Tad Boyle has some concerns that need to be addressed. The Buffaloes head coach has wondered out loud recently if playing CSU is worth it to his program, which has aspirations of earning … [Read more...] about Opinion: CSU, Colorado, Nebraska, Wichita State in basketball, let’s get it going
By Nick Draper Published 5:01 am, Sunday, April 8, 2018 Photo: Nick Draper | Journal-Courier Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Athletes take off from the starting line at Bahan’s Tavern Saturday in the harsh cool April weather at the Kiwanis .5K Run/Walk/Skip that spans several city blocks. This year the “race” generated funds to benefit the Jacksonville High School Marching Band which is seeking to purchase new uniforms. less Athletes take off from the starting line at Bahan’s Tavern Saturday in the harsh cool April weather at the Kiwanis .5K Run/Walk/Skip that spans several city blocks. This year the “race” generated funds to ... more Photo: Nick Draper | Journal-Courier Ready, set, go (at your own pace)! 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It takes a brave soul to get out in the … [Read more...] about Ready, set, go (at your own pace)!