Each year during the month of February, the Daily Leader takes the time to publish a series of articles revolving around the ideas of African-Americans, their accomplishments throughout history and local black individuals who are making a difference.
This year, like others before, we will continue to do the same, and a new article is expected to be published each Sunday on a different aspect involving Black History Month.
The 3rd annual Hope for Autism 5K and Family Fun Day at 9 a.m. on April 25 at the Lincoln Parish Park brings our attention to a disorder that is all too common but often misunderstood.
Autism or autism spectrum disorder is a complex brain development disorder. It is characterized by difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors and social interaction. There are also varying degrees of this disorder on the autism spectrum.