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  • FUN Celebrates At Its Final Meeting Of The School Year

    Members of FUN (Families United in Newtown) met at Dickinson Memorial Park on Sunday, June 8, for the group’s final meeting of the 2013-14 academic year.

    FUN was formed in the memory of Tyler Jones, the son of the program’s founders.

  • Booth Library Unveils Autism Resource Center

    Through laughter and tears, sisters Sarah and Hannah D'Avino and their mother, Mary, spoke briefly on May 10 about their late sister and daughter Rachel D’Avino, who was killed on 12/14. She was a teacher’s aide and behavioral therapist at Sandy Hook School. 

    “We’re going to help continue Rachel’s dream of helping [children with] autism,” said Mary D’Avino.

  • Autism ‘Heart’ To Premier At FUN Concert

    Local Artist David Merrill stands beside a colorful heart he helped design for Families United in Newtown (FUN), which was founded by resident Linda Jones, right, in memory of her late son, Tyler. FUN will present a night of music, Friday, May 9, at 7 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

  • Benefit Concert To Promote Autism Awareness

    From left is Wesley Morlock, Tristan Speed and Lindsey Jones, three of the four musicians planning to perform a special concert to raise funds for FUN, and autism awareness, on April 27. Guitarist Yossi Kohrman-Glaser is also planning to perform during the benefit.

  • Benefit Concert To Promote Autism Awareness

    From left is Wesley Morlock, Tristan Speed and Lindsey Jones, three of the four musicians planning to perform a special concert to raise funds for FUN, and autism awareness, on April 27. Guitarist Yossi Kohrman-Glaser is also planning to perform during the benefit.

  • Newtown FUN Group Celebrating Autism Awareness Month; Special Event Planned For April 27

    April 2 was the sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day. In tribute, blue lights burned brightly on the top of the Empire State Building in honor of individuals and families touched by autism.

    The Autism Society has celebrated National Autism Awareness since the 1970s and the United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. 

  • FUN Gathering

    FUN Gathering, 3-5 pm, Edmond Town Hall gymnasium, 45 Main Street, families of children on autism spectrum, and with other developmental disabilities, invited for live music by Mark Swiggart, dance performance by Gray School of Irish Dance students, crafts and other activities, and light snacks, geared for children elementary to high school age, attendees asked to wear green, comfortable clothing, parents will enjoy respite time while Honors Society students oversee children and activities, reservations requested, hosted by Families United in Newtown; 203-512-6284,