March 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

AutBuddy Accolades (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Six students from three Montgomery middle schools got together through the Adventures in Science organization and ending up designing the app “AutBuddy,” which will help children with autism complete their schoolwork and daily tasks by utilizing customized rewards to help them stay focused. Their app won the “Best in State Award” in the Verizon Innovative […]

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February 4, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County’s Adventure in Science Team Wins National App Challenge (VIDEO)

Six students as part of the Montgomery County’s Adventure in Science program won the Verizon Innovative App Challenge this week. The team conceptualized an mobile app, AutBuddy, for students with autism. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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February 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 3, in Montgomery County

Don’t leave the house without an umbrella today. A flood watch has been issued for our area. Here are five more things to know today, Feb. 3, in Montgomery County: 1. Gaithersburg residents can register for the city’s popular summer camps beginning at 6 a.m. today. 2. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will deliver his State […]

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February 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Six Montgomery County Middle School Students Win National App Challenge (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Correction: In an earlier version of this article it stated that AutBuddy won the Fan Favorite Award. The team from Michigan won the Fan Favorite Award for their POP-Protect Our Parks app.  Six Montgomery County middle school students have been named Best in Nation winners in the annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their mobile app […]

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September 28, 2015 | Staff Writer

The Amazing Maze Opens in Dickerson (PHOTOS)

The Amazing Maze, an eight-acre corn maze at the newly renamed Madison Fields in Dickerson, is now open to provide individuals of all ages and abilities with the chance to enjoy a fun, inviting agricultural experience. The corn maze, along with a variety of Mother Goose-themed activities, is open Fridays through Sundays, from now thru […]

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September 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Teen from Rockville (PHOTO)

UPDATED 9.5.15 Police have located Alex Mora. Montgomery County police officers need your help to find a missing teen from Rockville. Alejandro “Alex” James Mora, age 14, of Parklawn Terrace, was last seen at 4 p.m today, police said. Alex has high-functioning autism, according to police who are actively searching for the teen. Police describe […]

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July 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President Leventhal News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters on July 13th and the Fiscal Year 2016 Savings Plan dominated the conversation. Leventhal said he was concerned about some of the county executive’s proposed cuts, including $500,000 that the Council added to the budget’s reconciliation list to assist homeless veterans. He also suggested that county […]

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April 9, 2015 | Krista Brick

Montgomery College Launches Program for Autistic Students

Montgomery College students with autism, a growing population on campus, now have a new program to help them with career guidance, time management and other educational support. Disability Support Services at Montgomery College formed a partnership with the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) this spring semester to offer a support program at the College. Currently there […]

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April 1, 2015 | Krista Brick

Aspen Hill Autistic Boy Found Safe Thanks to Project Lifesaver (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Kat Trammell-O’Brien was unpacking her car late last week about 4 p.m. when her two boys headed to the backyard to play. What happened in the next 30 minutes she said was an example of an autism emergency plan that worked. Ten-year-old Connor, who has autism, wears a Project Lifesaver tracking bracelet that led trained […]

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April 1, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, April 1, in Montgomery County

Good morning! We are counting down to our “Day in the Life of Montgomery County” event and want YOU  to participate. It’s just 21 days away. Here are your five things to know today, April 1, in Montgomery County: 1. This month is Autism Awareness month. See how Project Lifesaver is working to help those with […]

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