Autismerica is a student organization housed at the College of DuPage (COD) for both students and community members on the autism spectrum to better educate themselves about COD and socialize with one another in a safe and supportive environment. We had our first meeting in December, 2010.  Parents are also provided a separate meeting opportunity. Meetings are generally held on the second Thursday evening of each month.  

Autismerica, a club that helps students with autism meet in a positive and supportive environment.  Meetings take place on the Glen Ellyn campus in the Student Services Center, Room 1200.

They have a fun activites are, Kaoroke, Billards Pool, Video games, food, and socialize. And out in the community such as Game arcades Dave and Busters, Bowling, and sports game.

As of March 2020 following of the outbreak of COVID-19 all students and staff must stay at home and doing the Zoom virtual meeting for social distance.

I’m hoping everyone will go back to normal and join the Autismerica group because I need to study more about College of Dupage.


Apple Picking in Orchards

9 Gorgeous Orchards for Apple Picking Within an Hour of Philadelphia

It’s beginning to fall, apples has been grown from the trees. All family and friends are about to go apple picking in a weekend or students does going on a field trip.

10 Top Apple Picking Orchards and Farms Near NYC | MommyPoppins - Things to  do in New York City with Kids

All people are riding in a Farmer Hay Ride Truck to pick up some apples.

Plank Road Orchard | Kids in Wicker Park, Chicago

There are different types of Apples are Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious and Pink Lady.

Hard Cider (Growler) Semi Sweet

Behind the apple picking in the field there are some shopping souvenirs and fast food for lunch only.

And this year during the Pandemic all people must wear a face mask and gloves and keep a good social distance with other people before going to apple picking. Always bring an hand sanitizer or restroom to wash your hands. Keep everyone safe and healthy!


Pandemic knocks off P12 billion from Jollibee in H1 2020

Jollibee is a Filipino multinational chain of fast food restaurant with American-influenced items such as chicken, dessert, spaghetti, Burgers, Breakfast, pork, Hot Dogs, Fiesta and Drinks.

The most of the Jollibee fast foot are Mcdonalds, Burger King and Wendys.


In 1975, Tony Tan Cakitiong and his family opened a Magnolia ice cream parlor in cubao, Quezon City. The outlet later began offering hot meals and sandwiches upon request from customers. When the food items became more popular than ice cream, the family decided to convert the ice cream parlor into a fast food restaurant which became the first Jollibee outlet in 1978. Management consultant Manuel C. Lumba advised the family on the change in strategy. Initially Jollibee was named “Jolibe” but changed its name to “Jollibee”.

The company that would be managing the chain of fast food, Jollibee Foods Corporation was incorporated in January 1978. By the end of that year, there were seven branches in Metro Manila. The first franchised outlet of Jollibee opened in Santa Cruz, Manila in 1979.

Jollibee experienced rapid growth. It was able to withstand the entry of McDonald’s in the Philippines in 1981 by focusing on the specific tastes of the Filipino market, which differed from the American fast food company. The first Jollibee store overseas opened in Taiwan in 1986 which is now closed. Jollibee continued to expand and set up outlets both within the country and abroad. Mr. Tan Caktiong, the son of poor Chinese immigrants, is now a billionaire.


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Burger Steak

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 Joshua Garcia goes todo-drama in new todo-saya Jolly Hotdog – Brand  Magazine Philippines

Jolibee Hot Dog

Jollibee's New Bacon Cheesy Yumburger and Crispy Spice Fries Are Here! -  ClickTheCity


Jollibee is a fast food restaurant with American-influenced items, as well as casual Filipino fare.

Outside the Philippines, key products such as its chicken, spaghetti, and burgers are sold overseas but also offers localized products in its international markets such as chili chicken in Vietnam and nasi lemak in Brunei. In the Philippines, Jollibee serves Coca-Cola products for its beverages; in overseas markets, the chain serves Pepsi products.

JOLLIBEE, Skokie - Photos & Restaurant Reviews - Order Online Food Delivery  - Tripadvisor

Jollibee in Skokie, Illinois

front & entrance to Jollibee - Picture of Jollibee, Chicago - Tripadvisor

Jolibee in Seafood City

September 11, 2001 World Trade Center


The World Trade Center

What happened on 9/11, 18 years ago - Business Insider

On September 11, 2001 The first plane was crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center between 93rd and 99th floors at 8:46 am EST.

Second Plane Hits World Trade Center - HISTORY

The second plane was crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center between the 77th and 85th floors at 9:03 am EST.

9/11 Inside the Pentagon | PBS

The plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. at 9:37 am.

South Tower Collapses | RealClearPolitics

9:59 am, The South Tower of the World Trade Center Collapses.

Shanksville PA Crash Site Photos | 9 11 Plane Crash | This or that  questions, We will never forget, 911 never forget

Plane crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Ground Zero: Then and Now interactive | Voice of America - English

The North Tower collapses.

Do 9/11 Firefighters Really Get More Thyroid Cancer? | MedPage Today

The firefighters rescued the victims of people at the Ground Zero.

S.A. students — with no memory of 9/11 attacks — get a personal recounting  -

All people must evacuate from the 9/11 attacks for safety.

Coronavirus: Bush's lesson from 9/11 is don't turn tragedy into a crisis |  The Sunday Times

President George W. Bush mourned about the World Trade Center Crashed.

Seeking the Final Faces for a 9/11 Tapestry of Grief, Loss, Life and Joy -  The New York Times

And so the 9/11 attacks terrorism is over all of the 2,977 people died from the World Trade Center crashed and losing their families.

Creating the Tribute in Light – The Municipal Art Society of New York

The Tribute of Light was introduced in March 2002 since the 9/11 attacks for those people died.

Stunning images of the New York City skyline every year on 9/11

The first anniversary was September 11, 2002 since 2001 The World Trade Center destroyed and of the people lost their lives to remember.

9/11 Memorial & Museum | Manhattan, NY 10007 | New York Path Through History

Construction of the memorial began in August 2006 and, despite delays, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum was confident that it would be completed by September 11, 2011.

Memorial Services for 9/11 | The World from PRX

On September 11, 2011 this marks of the 10th anniversary of remembering victims of the people on 9/11 attacks.

As of 2020, The Tribute of Light will not light up for 19th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks due to COVID-19 pandemic. All people must stay at home for social distance and they do virtual video to remember the victims of 9/11.

Until everyone goes back to normal from COVID-19 next year of 2021 it will be the 20th anniversary of September 11 attacks.

Ryan White

Ryan White and AIDS: How One Teenager Changed the World's ...

Early life and illness

Ryan White was born on December 6, 1971 at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana his parents Hubert Wayne and Elaine White. While he was circumcised, the bleeding would not stop and he was three years old. The doctors diagnosed him with a severe hemophilia A, X chromosome, which causes even minor injuries to result in severe bleeding. For treatment, he received weekly infusions of factor VIII, a blood product created from pooled plasma of non-hemophiliacs, an increasingly common treatment for hemophiliacs at the time.

Healthy for most of his childhood, Ryan became extremely ill with pneumonia in December 1984. On December 17, 1984, during a lung biopsy, White was diagnosed with AIDS. Doctors predicted Ryan White had only six months to live.

After the diagnosis, White was too ill to return to school, but by early 1985 he began to feel better. His mother asked if he could return to school, but was told by school officials that he could not. On June 30, 1985, a formal request to permit re-admittance to school was denied by Western School Corporation superintendent James O. Smith, sparking an administrative appeal process that lasted for eight months.

Battle with schools

Western Middle School for the Arts | JCPS

Western Middle School in Russiaville faced enormous pressure from many parents and faculty to prevent White from returning to the campus after his diagnosis became widely known. In the school of 360 total students, 117 parents and 50 teachers signed a petition encouraging school leaders to ban White from school. Due to the widespread fear and ignorance of AIDS, the principal and later the school board succumbed to this pressure and prohibited re-admittance. The White family filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the decision. The Whites initially filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Indianapolis. The court, however, declined to hear the case until administrative appeals had been resolved. On November 25, an Indiana Department of Education officer ruled that the school must follow the Indiana Board of Health guidelines and that White must be allowed to attend school.

White attended Western Middle School for eighth grade during the 1985-1986 school year. He was deeply unhappy and had few friends. The school required him to eat with disposable utensils, use separate bathrooms, and waived his requirement to enroll in a gym class. Threats continued. When a bullet was fired through the White’s living room window (no one was home at the time), the family decided to leave Kokomo. After finishing the school year, his family moved to Cicero, Indiana, where he began ninth grade at Hamilton Heights High School, in Arcadia, Indiana. On August 31, 1986, a “very nervous” White was greeted by school principal Tony Cook, school system superintendent Bob G. Carnal, and a handful of students who had been educated about AIDS and were unafraid to shake Ryan’s hand.

National spokesman

The publicity of Ryan White’s story catapulted him into the national spotlight, amidst a growing wave of AIDS coverage in the news media. Between 1985 and 1987, the number of news stories about AIDS in the American media doubled. While isolated in middle school, White appeared frequently on national television and in newspapers to discuss his tribulations with the disease. Eventually, he became known as a poster child for the AIDS crisis, appearing in fundraising and educational campaigns for the syndrome. White participated in numerous public benefits for children with AIDS. Many celebrities appeared with him, starting during his trial and continuing for the rest of his life, to help publicly destigmatize socializing with people with AIDS. Singers John Mellencamp, Elton John and Michael Jackson, actor Matt Frewer, diver Greg Louganis, President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop, Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight and basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar all befriended White. He also was a friend to many children with AIDS or other potentially debilitating conditions.

For the rest of his life, White appeared frequently on Phil Donahue’s talk show. His celebrity crush, Alyssa Milano of the then-popular TV show Who’s the Boss?, met White and gave him a friendship bracelet and a kiss. Elton John loaned Jeanne White $16,500 to put toward a down payment on the Cicero home, and rather than accept repayment, placed the repaid money into a college fund for White’s sister. In high school, White drove a red 1988 Ford Mustang GT, a gift from Michael Jackson. Despite the fame and donations, Ryan White stated that he disliked the public spotlight, loathed remarks that seemingly blamed his mother or his upbringing for his illness, and emphasized that he would be willing at any moment to trade his fame for freedom from the disease.

In 1988, Ryan White spoke before the President’s Commission on the HIV Epidemic. Ryan White told the commission of the discrimination he had faced when he first tried to return to school, but how education about the disease had made him welcome in the town of Cicero. Ryan White emphasized his differing experiences in Kokomo and Cicero as an example of the power and importance of AIDS education.

Photos from Ryan White Memorial (ryanwhitememorial) on Myspace

In 1989, ABC aired the television movie The Ryan White Story, starring Lukas Haas as Ryan, Judith Light as Jeanne and Nikki Cox as his sister Andrea. Ryan White had a small cameo appearance as “Chad” in the film, playing a boy also suffering from HIV who befriends Haas. Others in the film included Sarah Jessica Parker as a sympathetic nurse, George Dzundza as his doctor, and George C. Scott as Ryan’s attorney, who legally argued against school board authorities. Nielsen estimated that the movie was seen by 15 million viewers. Some residents of Kokomo felt that the movie was condemning of them for their actions against White. After the film aired, the office of Kokomo mayor Robert F. Sargent was flooded with complaints from across the country, although Robert Sargent had not been elected to the office during the time of the controversy.

By early 1990, White’s health was deteriorating rapidly. In his final public appearance, he hosted an after-Oscars party with former president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan in California. Although his health was declining, Ryan White spoke to the Reagans about his date to the prom and his hopes of attending college.

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Ryan White :: True Michael Jackson

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On March 29, 1990, Ryan White entered Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis with a respiratory tract infection. As his condition deteriorated, he was sedated and placed on a ventilator. He was visited by Elton John and the hospital was deluged with calls from well-wishers. Ryan White died on April 8, 1990.

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On April 11, 1990 1,500 people attended Ryan’s funeral at the second Presbyterian Church on Meridian Street in Indianapolis including Elton John, football star Howie Long and Michael Jackson.

Grave of Ryan White | Ryan Wayne White was born in Kokomo, I… | Flickr

Ryan White is buried in Cicero, close to the former home of his mother and he rests in peace.