The Daily Northwestern

Off Script: Sesame Street’s autistic character is an excellent example for young viewers

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 12, 2017

A few months ago, I wrote about the importance of socially conscious children’s media. I particularly addressed how inclusive characters in media make children more aware and accepting of people different from them, and can ult...

Feinberg professors win awards to research autism, Crohn’s disease

Shane McKeon, Campus Editor

May 3, 2016

Two Feinberg professors each won competitive awards of $100,000 per year over three years to fund projects that fight autism spectrum disorder and Crohn’s disease. Feinberg Profs. Jeffrey Savas and Arun Sharma each won a Hartwe...

Evanston bakery Sugar & Spice hires individuals with autism

Emily Chin, Assistant Campus Editor

January 28, 2015

Evanston bakery Sugar & Spice Extraordinary Sweet Treats has partnered with Chicago-area nonprofit Have Dreams, to teach a class for people with autism to gain skills for the workforce. The Coleman Foundation, which...

Folmsbee: Time to end vaccine opt-outs?

Sai Folmsbee, Columnist

April 7, 2014

Vaccines do not cause autism. In fact, a huge number of scientific studies have investigated the adverse events of vaccination and found no connection with autism. But despite the evidence, there has been a steady increase in vac...