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.
After having to fire and replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men back in 2011, CBS CEO Les Moonves says the current controversy surrounding co-star Angus T. Jones is "a piece of cake" by comparison.
"We took this boy who started with us when he was eight years old, and it seems to be what happens with child stars over the course of time," Moonves said at an industry event held earlier this week and hosted by The Wall Street Journal, according to Yahoo. "He's now making over $300,000 per week, which is not a bad salary for a 19-year-old kid, and he went on a religious channel and urged people not to watch the show because it was filth. By the way, he's still collecting his $300,000 per week."
Last month, a video surfaced online as part of a taped testimonial for the religious organization Forerunner Chronicles. In the video, Jones called Two and a Half Men "filth" and urged viewers not to watch so he would no longer have to work on the show. Jones later issued an apology, not for his statements about the show specifically, but if his comments offended any members of the show's cast and crew.
When asked whether the show was looking for a new "half man" to replace the actor, Moonves was cryptic. Jones' one-year contract ends this season. "We have other plans," Moonves said. "I don't know what our status is with him."
Thankfully, Jones already has other options lined up in case he does lose his gig on Two and a Half Men. In an interview last month, former co-star Sheen offered Jones a role on his new FX sitcom, Anger Management.
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