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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Autism and Miss California

Serious concern about autism shows up in places where you might not expect it.

The Examiner reports:
Miss Culver City Noelle Freeman was crowned Miss California 2011 on Saturday night, according to the Miss America Organization.

Noelle ran on the platform, “A Promising Future for Autism.”
Her biography explains that the Chapman University student started volunteering with autistic kids when she was 8.

Contestants Ryan Osborn of Placentia and Holly Katherine Heiserman of San Francisco also cited autism as their cause. The latter explained that her 20-year-old brother is nonverbal and autistic. The Berkeley graduate said that she wants to become a lawyer and advocate for the disabled.