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Wonders in the saddle: Therapist finds hope with kids on horseback

The Autism News | English By JEFF SEIDEL | Detroit Free Press As a commercial mortgage lender, Jessica Moore went to work every day wearing suits and skirts, and sat in a cubicle, dreaming of something more. Every day she made 20 to 25 cold calls, talking, she says, “to people who didn’t really want to talk to me.” It was decent, dependable, predictable – 9 to 5, no weekends, solid benefits.

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Surfers, autistic children paddle out together at Beach Bash in Belmar

The Autism News | English Kalani Kahalioumi, a professional surfer from the big island of Hawaii, takes Michael McCrink, 12, of Brielle, on a ride, back to shore. (STAFF PHOTO: MARY FRANK) By Jim McConville | APP BELMAR — Something magical happens when you surf that first ocean wave. Just ask 7-year-old Matthew Haran from Tinton Falls, who, along with roughly 175 other children, road his first wave Sunday at the Fifth Annual Beach Bash in Belmar hosted by the Austism Family Services of New Jersey.

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