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"I was close to tears when it happened..."
This post is by Lauren Casper a mother of two who blogs at ;www.laurencasper.com. Lauren's son Mareto is on the autism spectrum. You can read the original post here. ; I was tired, hurrie
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Such a beautiful moment. Things like this really work to restore my faith in humanity.
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This is amazing art! Go Jeremy!
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The detail is incredible!!!!
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What would you like people to know about autism?
What would you like people to know about autism?
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My autistuc son is always striving for perfection.
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"The system that is supposed to protect the most vulnerable members of our community failed this teenager, multiple times and at every level. It is important to investigate how this inhumane situation continued, despite numerous reports and visible signs of neglect and abuse. "
A 13-year-old teenager with autism in Brookfield, WI, was left to live alone "like an animal" in an unfinished basement for at least a year before being rescued from the home, according to local reports. The child was allegedly locked in the basement with no toilet or sink, forced to wear a diaper and not allowed to sit on furniture, according to Fox6Now.
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I don't understand why people treat kids with autism this way😢
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Studies find delays in how the brain processes danger vs safety in adults with autism; implications for tailored interventions for anxiety.
Studies find delays in how brain processes danger vs safety in adults with autism; implications for tailored interventions for anxiety
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Well if they are,and you care do something besides bringing more blood.blood begets blood. You bomb,attack what do you expect?
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“Don’t let people tell you that you can’t do something because you are on the autism spectrum. Our community can do anything we set our mind too…” 
This video blog is by Anthony Ianni, the first-ever individual with autism to ever play Division I Basketball.
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I got plans for my son.
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Join Autism Speaks Staffers Lindsay Naeder and Michael Rosanoff for a twitter chat tomorrow hosted by HealthDay! Join the conversation at 2 PM at #AutismChat

Learn more here: http://www.healthday.com/press/healthday_chat_0515.htm
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How can I get respite? 
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Some of the heroes involved in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" didn't appear on-screen: they worked behind the screen.
Some of the heroes involved in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" didn't appear on-screen: they worked behind the screen. Four young adults with autism worked on post-production of the film, inc
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+Lucy Archuleta  Oh they are so living the Life! 
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"Plan lunches, meals, and shows around your child’s tolerance for chaos as well. We knew that after a certain amount of time the kids need to wind down, and we were careful to schedule “sensory breaks” throughout the day to let them depressurize."
This guest post was written by Jeremey Hunsicker, the founder of Origami Brain, a website dedicated to helping parents and caregivers discover and nurture their autistic child’s unique strengths
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Did your favorite film make the list? This is awesome! <3
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Yes.;).
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"If you have a company, if you're involved in the hiring of people at companies, look at people who have autism," Matt said. "Bring them in, interview them, give them a chance. We need to change the paradigm in this country, because employers need to look at people with autism not as people with a disability. They need to look at them as people who are probably going to be good employees." - Matt Asner
Seven-time Emmy award winning actor Ed Asner, along with his son, Autism Speaks' So Cal Executive Director Matthew Asner, appeared on "Larry King Now," to discuss how autism has affecte
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As an adult with autism, I found that even companies with a stated diversity program and substantial Hr dept have trouble hiring college level adults with disabilities. The problem is that even many disability friendly companies don't have a alternate application process. This vital because a large number of disabled applicants struggled as college students. This translates into lower GPAs and less time to network and get additional exspirence in their field. It usually requires one of their employees discover an applicant. Unfortunately in some cases the adult is still forced to go though the standard process where the applicant usually won't measure up against those who are not disabled. 
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Did you know that 30 percent of individuals affected by autism also have an anxiety disorder? Help us spread the word that May is Mental Health Awareness Month to educate our community! #mentalhealthawarenessmonth  
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is advocating for children's mental health awareness in a new public service announcement for U.K. non-profit Place2Be. ; According to their website, Place
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I am 50years old and I have autism. I was diagnosed by a therapist who was treating my son and who specialises in adults in the syndrome. So does my son who is 5 and my daughter who is 8 is Aspergers. Back in the sixties there were not much treatment available. I am a SURVIVOR! 
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Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
 
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At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.

Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Autism Speaks. It's time to listen.

Visit us on the web at http://www.autismspeaks.org/ or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/autismspeaks! Call the Autism Response team for help and resources: 888-AUTISM2.