Stories tagged with: Shannon Coconis

March 27, 2014 - 5:02pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

Nearly 80 confirmed cases of mumps have been reported in central Ohio and the CDC is urging people to get vaccinated. One local mother is telling parents to do their research before vaccinating their children.

Shannon Coconis is a mother of three children and also the president of the National Autism Association of Southeast Ohio. She says one of her children was diagnosed with autism and that some members of the autism community believe that vaccinations are just one of the triggers...

October 5, 2013 - 7:12pm
28 weeks 1 day ago

A local branch of a national organization hosted a fundraiser for Autism at Zane Landing Park.


Saturday, was the 5th annual National Autism Association of Southeast Ohio's Walk for Autism . More than 500 people who are affected in some way by the disease came out to spread awareness and raise money for research.

"My middle son is on the autism spectrum," said President of NAASEO, Shannon Coconis. We started on this path, we found that it was a path of healing and...

September 12, 2011 - 10:46am
2 years 31 weeks ago

An area organization hopes they can continue to raise funds for families dealing with autism.

In the State of Ohio autism is not covered by insurance, leaving families dealing with the disease to find a way to fund therapies that can cost as much as $5,000 a week.

"Any doctor treating autism will tell you, you got to get that child when he first gets the diagnose. You know two-three that's the best age to get a full recovery," said President of the NAA of Southeast...

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