Tuesday, May 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: James Harlan, left, with his son, Jason. | Photo submitted
James Harlan, the president and founder of the Just for Men group, an affiliate of the Answer Inc., a prominent autism awareness nonprofit founded by his wife, Debra Vines, has died. In a Facebook post uploaded Monday, Vines said that her husband died on May 13. He was 71.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Spectrum University student Rashae Tillman hugs Marla Skinner, Spectrum University’s director of programs during a break in the class on Jan. 13. | Sara Minor
Several weeks ago, Candra Chavda had an epiphany. Chavda — a dance and exercise instructor with the Music N Me program, which caters to young adults with autism and other developmental disorders, ages 20 to 40 — had been having some difficulty connecting with 30-year-old Christopher Joey Gray.
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Monday, September 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Debra Vines, founder of The Answer Inc., and her son, Jason, who is autistic. | Photo courtesy Debra Vines
Earlier this month, Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson presented Debra Vines, the founder of the Answer Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides support services for autistic individuals and their families, with a proclamation declaring Sept. 25 Autism Day in Broadview.
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