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Stuart Duncan (AutismFather)
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History has just been made.
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Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study suggests. Researchers have found new evidenc ...
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Big fan of this series... of course, anything that gives people a safe place to play is brilliant in my book. Good on you Doc!
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Brilliant! May have to borrow this design.
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Even though the anti-vaccine folks will totally ignore studies of this magnitude, it's still worth noting that once again... the MMR vaccine has nothing to do with autism.

"In this large sample (95 727 children) of privately insured children with older siblings, receipt of the MMR vaccine was not associated with increased risk of ASD, regardless of whether older siblings had ASD. These findings indicate no harmful association between MMR vaccine receipt and ASD even among children already at higher risk for ASD."
This observational cohort study reports no association between the MMR vaccine and autism spectrum disorder among US children with older siblings with autism.
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To all of my friends and family that have no real connections to autism besides me... please take a moment to read, this is for you.

So NBC Dateline did a big story on what happens to kids with autism as they become adults with autism and how all their services and supports go away.

As always when these things happen, people send me links saying "thought you might be interested in this" or "have you seen this?"
I appreciate it but listen... being in the autism community means I already know this stuff. I don't need a special program to tell me what I already know.

What I suggest is this, think about all your friends with a connection to autism that "might be interested in this".... and then send it to all your friends that didn't make it to that list. Because THOSE are the people that need to see it.

You have the ability to raise more autism awareness than I do because all of my friends and family are in my list and hear about this stuff constantly. You are the one that has people in your list that know nothing about these things. You are the one that can reach people that might not be interested in it but really should be aware.

Yes, I'd love for you to send me news and info that I haven't already seen so that I can share it but even if you do find something I haven't seen or didn't already know, what I can do with it will never be as powerful as what you can do with it only because you have an audience that I don't have... the unaware.

So, I'm not saying to not send me stuff you find interesting, all I'm saying is, don't stop with me. Share it with everyone.. especially those that you think won't find it interesting. That's how you can really help the most.
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Well said! 

It wouldn't be a bad idea to this this  with anything that deserves to have a light shined on it.
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Nickolas Kubicsko and his family were about to take their first family vacation in seven years.There was no question where they'd go: The Happiest Place on E...
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“Don't Tell Me, Inform Me. 
Don't Include Me, Involve Me. 
Don't Judge Me, Accept Me.”
- Stuart Duncan 

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Developing language, behavioral and social skills can be extremely challenging for some autistic children; however, some tips to aid this effort are highlighted here.
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A recap of Autism Awareness Day and my plea to the Minecraft community leading up to it.
I asked the Minecraft community for help to stop bullying in general, but more specifically against autistics for Autism Awareness Day. The response was amazing!
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Founder/Owner of Autcraft
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PHP, MySQL, Autism, Minecraft
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  • Autcraft
    Founder, 2013 - present
    The first Minecraft server for children with autism and their families.
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    Programmer, 2011 - 2012
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aka AutismFather - Upgrading Autism Awareness to Autism Understanding and Acceptance
Introduction
First and foremost, I am a father. 

Beyond that, I'm also a web developer, a former radio broadcaster and most notably, I'm an autism advocate.

My son was diagnosed in 2007 on the autism spectrum and I have since dedicated a portion of my life (not all because the majority is for my family) towards raising autism awareness.

I don't want to just raise awareness though, I push for Autism Understanding and Acceptance around the world.

Children, teenagers and adults with autism around the world need to be accepted for who they are, helped as much as possible and relieved of the barriers that prevent an independent and happy life.

Research, treatments and hard work will only get us part of the way... the rest is up to us to understand and to accept.

Involved in the autism community? Please introduce yourself: https://plus.google.com/106357905229054139137/posts/3bYSbVAqk8V
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Worked with several autism charities around the world to promote autism understanding and acceptance.
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