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Meet "The Biggest Losers" at LearningRx Warren Sponsored Autism & Learning Disbailities Resources Forum
“The Biggest Loser” couple to talk about new hope for autism at free event in Warren
Phil and Amy Parham share how appearance on show created a second life-changing opportunity for their family
[Warren, NJ; March 7, 2012] – Anyone who has an autistic child knows that the stress of the disorder can pay a heavy toll on the entire family – sometimes literally.
“Our son’s struggle with autism was so stressful and frustrating,” explain Phil and Amy Parham. “We turned to food as a coping mechanism because we often felt helpless.”
But life changed dramatically for the overweight couple when they were selected to compete in season six of the reality show, “The Biggest Loser.” As a result, they lost a combined total of 256 pounds. As luck would have it, they also found hope and help for their autistic son, Rhett.
“We were contacted by the director of LearningRx, a local brain training company who saw us on TV talking about Rhett’s struggles,” says Amy. “We got Rhett into the program and it completely changed our lives – perhaps even more than our weight loss. His results are amazing and we want to tell other families struggling with autism that there’s hope.”
The reality TV stars will share their personal experiences with autism on March 30th at 9:00 am at a free public community Autism and Learning Disabilities Resources Forum. The forum, which is being sponsored by LearningRx Warren, a local brain training center, will be held at Stonecrest Community Church, 11 Technology Drive in Warren. A number of autism-related providers and support groups will be on hand, including The Comprehensive Autism Medical Assessment and Treatment Center, Arc of Somerset County, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Mt. Bethel Village, Lord Stirling School, Hi-Step Summer Social Skills Program, Martinsville Therapeutic Massage, Bright Star Therapy, Rocking Horse Rehab, Emerald Financial Services and The Uncommon Thread.
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in America, with 1 in 110 children (and 1 in 70 boys) being impacted by the disorder. Because autism is a “spectrum” disorder—with symptoms ranging from very mild to severe—it can impact individuals, and their families, very differently.
LearningRx specializes in identifying and correcting the underlying cognitive skill deficiencies that keep people from achieving their full potential in school, business or life. Using a comprehensive cognitive skills assessment test and intensive one-on-one training, certified brain trainers quickly and effectively enhance weak cognitive skills such as attention, memory, processing speed and problem solving. At LearningRx Warren, we have successfully worked with students from ages 4-74 struggling with dyslexia, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, memory loss and other learning struggles. We also work with people of all ages seeking an edge at school or work. Students benefit from improved confidence, self-esteem and overall achievement. LearningRx is not a tutoring program. Our clinically proven, research based programs actually “re-wire” the brain.
To learn more about LearningRx, call (908) 22-BRAIN (908-222-7246), stop in the center at 34 Mountain Boulevard, Bldg. C in Warren , or visit www.learningrx.com/warren.
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|Where||Stonecrest Community Church 1 Frederick Rd, Warren, NJ 07059|
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|Time||9:00 am–12:00 pm|
More About Stonecrest Community Church
Stonecrest Church is a Christian congregation comprised of people seeking to become closer to God and learn more about Christ. The church uses updated technologies to convey the messages of the Bible. These include contemporary music, multimedia and dramatic presentations. The church is expanding, adding rooms for student and children's ministry projects in the lower level.
Services are on Sundays, with services for children from first to sixth grade as well.