About this Project

My name is Lauren Gerson. I am a journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin. I am currently working on a project for my multimedia class about autism in Austin. April is autism awareness month. The project involves three parts - a podcast, photo story, and multimedia video - that focus on community support of families affected by autism. The podcast covers the 5th annual bike ride fundraiser for the Autism Society of Greater Austin on April 1, 2012. The photo story includes a series of portraits of people who are making a difference locally, politically, and personally in the autism community. The multimedia video follows students involved in therapeutic horseback riding at Learning Together Equestrians and their journey to the equestrian special olympics on April 22.

Miri walks around the stage after winning fourth place in her heat for showmanship at the Equestrian
Special Olympics in Taylor, Texas on April 22.  photo by Lauren Gerson