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Our expert's advice...
Perspective and stepwise advice from experts in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network
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That so true 
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Pokémon GO is all the rage and the concept of GPS-based augmentative reality games is something that could be a promising new intervention for young adults with ASD.
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good idea, but what happens when PG is no longer popular
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This small business just opened it's doors in Jupiter, Florida.
Below is a Q&A Valerie Herskowitz, founder of The Chocolate Spectrum Cafe and Academy, a small business in Jupiter, Florida inspired by her son Blake, a man with autism. The idea for the business
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Love this picture, Keep suporting adults with Autism!!!
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While the symptoms of this group of brain development disorders vary, these are signs that a person may be on the autism spectrum.
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speak to them in low slow words, What autism means to you?
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Will you be attending a fireworks celebration on #July4thweekend?
In this post, Autism Speaks former Assistant Director for Dissemination Science Lauren Elder offered some advice about an autism-friendly Fourth of July. See her advice below and find holiday tra
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+Uhuru Imane, amen to that indeed!  We must continue to raise awareness about this disability until we find a cure.  No matter what it takes or how long it takes, that is my pledge.  After all, people with autism are just like everybody else is.  #LIUB #autismawareness
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+Yinka Gansallo-Lawrence, it is way past time for ABA coverage to be a standard benefit.  #autismawareness  
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Dads like Jesse fundraise for ‪#‎AutismSpeaksWalk‬ to help make society more accepting of people with autism, like his son Adam. autismspeaks.org/walk
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@Doug, I agree. I have two sons that are Autistic and on the honor roll. But one has no social awareness at all.
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Parents seek advice on the difference between therapy dogs and service dogs and which would be best for their son on the spectrum.
Parents seek advice on the difference between therapy dogs and service dogs and which would be best for their son on the spectrum
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Just as every VW & Audi are unique and well loved; so are those YOUNGER versions of us, "VINTAGE CHARACTERS". Sometimes even with more character and common sense, unbeknownst to us all! #SHARETHELOVE & OPEN UP TO THE VOICE OF #AUTISMSPEAKS. 💞
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Autism Speaks issues statement in response to positive findings and need to overcome remaining barriers to care.
Autism Speaks issues statement in response to positive findings and need to overcome remaining barriers to care
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"Make your teachers understand that they have to teach the way you learn." #AutismAwareness
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So true
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More tips for making those loud July 4th celebrations more autism-friendly for your child...
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+Uhuru Imane I totally agree with you Uhuru. My grandson is 4 and has autism along with the adhd which is common and add. I've had him in early intervention since age 2 and he's been in a regular school setting but in a special class for children w autism and other disabilities. It's been a difficult road we've walked him and I but I have always pushed him to try just try. I know that he will never be normal he will always be different in some way but that does in no way mean that he can't do anything like a normal person would. That I will never allow him to think. And in the future if he ever asks why he's different I'll tell him it's because God made him that way and being different is beautiful. It's unique. And it's better than being normal. ( As it is at 4 yrs of age he has a photographic memory, knows how to play the piano just by listening to a tune, and can work an iPad iPhone and computer better than I can ). Now that's just at 4. Let's see what the future holds for my precious grandson for I only have one grandchild. His name is Jaiden. Additionally I will add this other than opening my eyes to the world around me and slowing down he has taught me what it truly means to be patient. I was always going going going and my grandson taught me patience. It's a valuable asset especially in this world today whether you have a child with disabilities or not. He taught me that. 
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The first annual #ArtsforAutism  benefit concert was a hit!
The first annual “Arts for Autism” benefit for Autism Speaks took place last night at the Gershwin Theater in New York City to raise funds and awareness in support of the autism community
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+Lisa Aviles, all you have to do is go this link to sign up: https://www.autismspeaks.org/get-involved.  Thank you.
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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.

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