Leslie DeDora

School Bulletin: A Touch of Understanding founder honored

ATOU founder honored A Touch of Understanding Founder and CEO, Leslie DeDora, is among the 10 winners selected by USA Network and its distribution partners for the 2013 Characters ...

School Bulletin: Woodcreek grad earns theater award

Woodcreek grad earns theater award Woodcreek High School class of 2013 graduate Amanda Duisenberg recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Placer Community Theater. Duisenberg ...

Was Roseville’s ‘Dancing Man’ exploited?

Clifford Keys, known as Roseville’s “Dancing Man” or “Tissue Man,” has become a mini-celebrity. Keys, 60, holding a tissue in each hand, dances on Do ...

Autism documentary features local woman, nonprofit

Amanda Hussa is known as the "computer chip" of her family. The 23-year-old Foresthill resident's memory allows her to act as the family historian, rattling off dates and names. H ...

Granite Bay fifth graders taught to focus on abilities, not disabilities

Volunteers with A Touch of Understanding showed fifth graders at Ridgeview Elementary School in Granite Bay what it’s like to have a disability during multiple presentations last ...

Teen with dyslexia doesn't let disability hold her back

A few years ago, Jordan Heald marched into the office of A Touch of Understanding and said she wanted to be a speaker for the organization. The Granite Bay nonprofit’s Execu ...