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Will behavior problems ease off? How do we tell if diet is working? Advice from an expert in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.
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"A lot of noise triggers me. Flashing lights trigger me. An open flame and/or candle even triggers me. Then, every single message gets piled up in my brain and goes into this part of the brain that keeps us calm (I call it my "control panel"). Then, at the least expecting moment, that's when the meltdown happens.."
This guest post is by, Taylor Orns a vibrant, happy, and lively woman who lives her life on the spectrum. Taylor also helps raise awareness with her blog and YouTube videos.This post is part of a
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I really like this . My brother is 7 with autism and he has melt downs when people do something and don't say sorry . I use to think he just was trying to be funny but as he grew older, he's still the same . It's also crazy how loud noises upsets him also. My brother having autism, showed me that just because, people has/ had an disorder don't make them different from others at all ❤️
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"If you knew me…
You would know I was nonverbal at 2 and a half
You would know I was diagnosed with autism at 4
You would know I got kicked out of two preschools
You would know I had extreme sensory-integration difficulties
You would know I would lash out to get attention when I couldn’t communicate on my own
You would know I twirled my hair
You would know that when I was in school, my peers labeled special education “wrong” instead of “special”
You would know I spent hundreds of hours a year in therapy to get to where I am
You would know I spent hundreds of hours being bullied because of my diagnosis
You would know that being institutionalized was a possibility.
But if you also knew me…
You would know I graduated grade school
You would know I graduated high school
You would know I graduated college
You would know I received a masters degree
You would know I'm currently pursuing my doctorate
You would know I have a job
You would know I consulted for a major motion picture
You would know I live independently
You would know I consult to help parents who have children with autism
You would know I am a national speaker, life coach and author
You would know I have had a girlfriend
You would know I love my family, my friends and the autism community out there
You would know that I’m Kerry, and no matter what autism means or doesn’t mean I’m being the best me I can be
Only if you knew me...
If you are reading this, please know that autism can’t define our loved ones and only we can define autism. I know so many kids on the spectrum today who are trying to be the very best they can be. We as a community have so many unique and beautiful stories to share so please make sure they are heard."
Via Kerry Magro ‪#‎AutismAwareness‬
Read more: https://www.autismspeaks.org/…/…/03/poem-only-if-you-knew-me
Have a story about growing up with autism? Share it with us at InOurOwnWords@autismspeaks.org
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+Rynda Tedeschi You're very Welcome! ! We just have take one day at time & faith in God. Have a good day! !!!
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We're just two months away from Light It Up Blue 2016! People around the world will Light It Up Blue to raise awareness for the 70 million people living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

In 2016 we hope to make #LIUB  even bigger! Pledge to wear blue on April 2nd, 2016 today: http://bit.ly/LIUBplus
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MY FAMILY HAVE TWIN BOY CON AUTISMO AND NOBADY CARE I DON'T CARE NO FAMILY HAVE SAME PROBLEM

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The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2016 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day!
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"When people with autism find a way to connect, a door opens." ~ Jon Stewart #AutismAwareness   #ThrowbackThursday  
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In his new travelogue, Autism Speaks director of public health research asks: How are we making a difference in people's lives?
In his new travelogue, Autism Speaks director of public health research asks: How are we making a difference in people's lives?
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The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2016 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day!
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You can wear blue, light up your home blue and lots more! #LIUB
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Will you help us spread autism awareness?! Pledge to #LIUB  here: http://bit.ly/LIUBplus
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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.