Spike Lofgren 17 who is autistic, gets some motivational encouragement by Joanne Monaco (in rear) on Thursday February 9, 2006, who cordinates the family support workshops for the Eden Institute in Princeton, NJ. She is also the Area Director for the Mercer County Special Olympics in Lawrence Twp., NJ. This is the only workout facility, by the Special Olympics in the nation that the developmentally disabled have to work out. Spike and hius classmates from the Eden Institute work out and compete yearly in the Special Olympics. Spike has had therapy at an early age due to a large part in his mother's devotion to get Spike the proper care that was needed. Early intervention is so important in autism resulting in correct synaptic impulses in the brain and may contribute to the lessen of severity of autism. photo by jane therese.
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Breaking the Silence of Autism
Spike Lofgren 17 who is autistic, gets some motivational encouragement by Joanne Monaco (in rear) on Thursday February 9, 2006, who cordinates the family support workshops for the Eden Institute in Princeton, NJ. She is also the Area Director for the Mercer County Special Olympics in Lawrence Twp., NJ. This is the only workout facility, by the Special Olympics in the nation that the developmentally disabled have to work out. Spike and hius classmates from the Eden Institute work out and compete yearly in the Special Olympics. Spike has had therapy at an early age due to a large part in his mother's devotion to get Spike the proper care that was needed. Early intervention is so important in autism resulting in correct synaptic impulses in the brain and may contribute to the lessen of severity of autism. photo by jane therese.

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Date: 10 Feb 2006
Location: Lawrence Twp. NJ USA
Credit: jane therese
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