Autism Speaks

On Monday, April 1, Cameron Kirkpatrick, 17, Newburgh, N.Y., visited SUNY New Paltz and shared his stories about living with Asperger’s Syndrome in Student Union Building 100. The event was hosted by the campus organization, Autism Speaks U. Kirkpatrick delivered a heartfelt and funny depiction of his personal growth, development and the obstacles he overcame. He also briefly spoke about growing up with lesbian parents. Kirkpatrick’s mother, KC, shared a few stories as well and Kirkpatrick closed the event with his rendition of “You Got It” by Roy Orbison on guitar. Free pizza and other refreshments were available to guests who mingled with Kirkpatrick and his mother after the event.

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Hispanic lawmakers' DREAM Act protest

Mon Apr 15 , 2013
April 15, 2013 As an act of solidarity, the Senate Latino Conference voted against the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA) budget bill package because it failed to include the DREAM Act. The New York state DREAM Act would make undocumented students who have earned a high school diploma or […]
Sen. Adriano Espaillat voted “nay” on every budget bill as an act of protest for not including the DREAM Act or a strong minimum wage agreement in the budget. The Senate Latino Conference all voted against the Education, Labor and Family Assistance bill for not including the DREAM Act. Photo by Gazette file.

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