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.
On Thursday's episode of The X Factor, one of the final four acts was sent home, while viewer votes sent the other three on to next week's final. Who made it through, and was the right act eliminated? Keep reading to find out.
With no sing-off and only one act getting axed, it was a pretty fluff-filled hour that consisted mostly of a recap of Wednesday's songs - during which Simon Cowell said it would take a "miracle" for his group Fifth Harmony to overcome the other three acts and earn a spot in the final. (He's right, but ouch!)
But wait - not so fast. Hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez trickled out the Safe acts throughout the evening, and Fifth Harmony was named as the first act to go through to the finals midway through the broadcast. No doubt the announcement came as a shock, as the quintet was in last place going into the semifinals. (It also resulted in Britney Spears giving what might be the best "Britney face" of the entire season, looking like she had just eaten something foul.)
The next act deemed safe, somewhat less surprisingly, was Stevens, who was ranked in the top spot heading into the semifinals. That likely reassured L.A. Reid, who announced Thursday that he'll be leaving the show after this season and would probably love to exit with a victory.
Bruno Mars and Bridgit Mendler also gave performances before the elimination proceedings officially began, with only Sonenclar and Emblem 3 left in the lurch. Which one was dismissed?
After much fanfare, Lopez announced that Sonenclar was safe. "I can't wait to buy your album," the 13-year-old graciously told Emblem 3.
What do you think of the results? And who will you be rooting for in the final - Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens, or Carly Rose Sonenclar? Weigh in below!
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