Erin Frickey reading to her son, Rory, who was diagnosed with autism.

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At 2-1/2 years old, Rory Frickey uttering the word “butterfly” brought his mother and speech therapist to tears. It was the first word he’d spoken since birth, representing a major breakthrough for his mother, Erin, who realized her autistic child could have a normal life. […]

Events & Announcements

‘Walk for Autism’ slated for April 12

NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Autism Society of America will hold its annual Walk for Autism Awareness on Saturday, April 12 at La Salle Park located at 6600 Airline Dr. in Metairie.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. with the the walk to follow at 9:30 a.m.

Events include: music, food, children’s activities, a parade of prizes and a silent auction.

For more information, call Lynn at 504-388-4114, Sue at 504-231-4386 or Cissy at 504-256-1287. Visit the organizations online at