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SILENT RIDE: Carousel Ride Raises Money For Autism
For a growing number of kids, the sounds of summer are more than they can handle. On Sunday morning, Heritage Carousel of Des Moines turned off the music at Union Park for kids with autism. “Loud noises tend to overwhelm them or over stimulate them so they tend to shut down. Drew will cover his ears and he just wants to be away from all of the noise and chaos,” says Kristen Green. Her 5-year-old son, Drew, has autism. He was diagnosed with the disorder three years ago. It affects every one in 63 children today.