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Grafton woman and Maine police officer join forces to raise awareness of autism with public and law enforcement
A community recently struck by tragedy is working to move forward and strengthen the relationship between local police and autism awareness. On August 8th, 11-year-old Anthony Kuznia drowned in the Red River after he wandered away from home.
Monday, September, 02, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Business and organizations go blue to show support for Autism
All across the globe buildings, businesses and organizations are going blue to show support. Tens of millions worldwide are affected with Autism. Boys are five times more likely than girls to have autism.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Bringing autism awareness to the valley and law enforcement
A local woman is working to increase autism awareness. With autism spectrum disorders now affecting one in every eighty-eight children, Grafton resident Barbara Field is pushing to increase the awareness and understanding of autism in the Red River Valley.
Friday, July, 05, 2013 - WDAZ - News

EGF Police want help bringing Project Lifesaver to Grand Forks, EGF area
A 2011 study conducted by the Interactive Autism Network found that 49 percent of children with autism are four times more likely to wander away from a safe environment.
Saturday, August, 10, 2013 - WDAZ - News

An April 2012 article focused on Autism featured Anthony Kuznia
An April, 2012 article in the Grand Forks Herald focused on Autism in Grand Forks Schools and featured Anthony Kuznia.
Friday, August, 09, 2013 - WDAZ - News

EGF mother advocating for more autism awareness and protection
In light of Anthony Kuznia's story, an East Grand Forks mother speaks about a similar experience with a much happier ending. Alesha Coleman's five year old son Evan also is living with autism.
Friday, August, 09, 2013 - WDAZ - News

East Grand Forks Police receive grant for Project Lifesaver
The tragic death this summer of Anthony Kuznia, an East Grand Forks child with autism, has resulted in new technology that could help prevent it from happening here again.
Thursday, September, 12, 2013 - WDAZ - News

East Grand Forks boy's death renews interest in Project Lifesaver
The recent drowning of an East Grand Forks boy with autism has sparked renewed interest for preventative measures in the area.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Sensory Santa Visits Grand Forks Children
Meeting and sitting on Santa's lap is a holiday tradition for many boys and girls. But busy malls and long lines can be uncomfortable for many children who have sensory needs or are on the autism disorder spectrum
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - WDAZ - News

East Grand Forks Council to vote on Project Lifesaver grant
The East Grand Forks city council will vote Tuesday night on whether to approve a grant from Project Lifesaver for the East Grand Forks Police Department. The grant would supply police with the equipment and training necessary to help locate people with autism or Alzheimer's who wander away from home.
Tuesday, September, 17, 2013 - WDAZ - News

East Grand Forks police announce project lifesaver adoption
The East Grand Forks Police Department announced today that they are bringing the Project lifesaver program to Polk County. Project Lifesaver is a non-profit organization that helps families find loved ones who live with alzheimers, down syndrome, and autism.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - WDAZ - News

East Grand Forks City Council approves grant for tracking system
The East Grand Forks City Council approved Tuesday night the receipt of a grant to fund a tracking system for those with disabilities.
Wednesday, September, 18, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Recently engaged LA couple among bus crash dead
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 10 people killed in a Northern California bus crash included a Los Angeles couple recently engaged in Paris.
Friday, April, 11, 2014 - Associated Press - News

Project Lifesaver comes to East Grand Forks
August 7th, 2013, it was one family's worst nightmare and a point where hundreds of friends and strangers came together to help search for 11-year old Anthony Kuznia. But now a story of tragedy is becoming a story of hope.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - WDAZ - News

UPDATE: Search for missing boy continues, authorities no longer in need of volunteers
Friends, family and neighbors have gone home for the night, but the search for a missing boy continues just south of East Grand Forks. 11-year-old Anthony Kuznia disappeared Wednesday afternoon shortly after 2:00 pm.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - WDAZ - News

16-year-old Red River student born with rare genetic bone disorder determined to help others with same disorders
We bring you a story of hope and triumph from a Red River High School student. 16 year old Hannah Twedt of Grand Forks was born with a rare genetic bone disorder. Two years ago, Hannah started going blind and was given only a few months to live.
Tuesday, December, 31, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Search called off for missing East Grand Forks boy
Volunteers searching for the missing rural East Grand Forks boy, Anthony Kuznia, 11, have been recalled, according to officials and volunteers.
Thursday, August, 08, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News