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Vol. 10, No. 9
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C
CCCC Trivia Team Prevails
By Kathy Falandys Tilyard, Volunteer for Boys and Giris Club of Coastal Carolina
Members of CCCC—Plan Bee trivia team with the championship trophy: (from left) John Clarle,
Janie Price and Jerry Price
It may have been 22 degrees outside, but the fifth annual Trivia Bee teams were
sizzling v/ith energy inside the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Friday night, Janu
ary 24. Thirty teams competed for the coveted Bee Trophy, and it definitely was an
From the Trivia Bee inception in 2009, Pine Knoll Shores has been significant
to this event. Resident Kathy Falandys Tilyard founded the Trivia Bee and former
mayor Joan Lamson has always been a judge. Two other residents are key play
ers: Ann Simpkins is a major organizer and Polly Conrad is a Boys and Girls Club
board member and put in hours of work to help with set-up.
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Crystal Coast Autism Center
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How many of us have been
touched by, or have family and
friends who have been touched
by, a child’s diagnosis of autism?
The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) report that
more people than ever before are
being diagnosed with ASD (Autism
Spectrum Disorder). This increase
may be due in part to better
efforts at diagnosis as well as the
inclusion of ASD as a category in
the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM-5). Whatever the reasons, the steady increase in ASD diagnoses
cannot be denied and needs to be addressed. The future of our children depends
According to the CDC, Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 88 children. ASD
occurs in all racial, ethnic and economic groups, but boys are nearly five times
more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ASD. The average age of diagnosis is
between 3 and 5 years. The CDC defines autism as a spectrum disorder with “mild
to significant language delays, social and communication challenges and unusual
behaviors and interests.” Children with ASD usually have a high degree of anxiety,
are fearful of the unknown and require strict routines in order to cope with their
environment. Diagnosing ASD can be difficult. There are no medical or blood tests.
Doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and behavior specialists observe and record
a child’s behavior and developmental milestones to make the diagnosis. Doctors
agree that the earlier a child receives intervention services, the better the prognosis
for the child’s future. All children with ASD can benefit from early intervention.
Typically, parents are overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn when they
are told their child has ASD. In addition to the challenges and exhaustion that
come with raising a child with ASD, parents too often have the added burden of
three, four or more hours in a car, with a child who may not travel well, to receive
needed therapeutic intervention services. The Crystal Coast Autism Center in
Morehead City has changed that for many parents by offering therapeutic services
in their community. In addition, the convenience of having services provided in
one location brings a sense of familiarity for the children and allows providers to
effectively coordinate services for the greater benefit of children and families.
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