Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local ...
Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local education concerns, but information about resources for parental research on different subjects concerning children and their well being. Jerrie Williams is the mother of three autistic children. Her journey began in 1999, when she discovered that her children were not developing according to the national mind stone charts. This was after they had received immunizations and developed reactions to them. She later learned the immunizations contained an agent that her children were allergic to, which led to their developmental delays. She moved her children to Georgia to be treated by a specialist in autism and brain injury in 2000. Since then she has been searching and discovering several research-based interventions and resources to educate, support and assist in the recovery of autism. She moved to Louisiana in August, 2011, and has been involved in educating the community about autism and the resources available to parents of autistic children as well as adults with autism. She has been instrumental in helping the Beauregard Parish school system to design an individualized curriculum that was suited for the educational needs of her children as well as other special needs children. Her children have since blossomed with this curriculum and continue to thrive. She will continue in her journey as a mother and an advocate for others.
President Barack Obama and noted Mitt Romney supporter Kid Rock met face-to-face at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. this weekend - but the encounter went surprisingly well, according to Rock.
"It was nice," Rock told CNN." I saw the president tonight. He said, 'I'm still here.' I said, 'No hard feelings.'"
The exchange happened during a reception at the White House before the awards ceremony Sunday, according to CNN.
In the months leading up to November's presidential election, Romney used Rock's song "Born Free" at numerous events on the campaign trail. Though Rock admitted to being disappointed about the election results, he's ready to move past it.
"You cross your fingers, you try to move forward, you hope for the best," he told CNN. "You respect the office of the president of the United States, and the great thing is in four years, we get to choose again."
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