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Laura Shumaker
Works at Self
Attended USC, UC Berkeley
Lives in Lafayette, CA
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Autism and different shades of empathy:
(Missing Buddy today)
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It is easy to take the San Francisco Bay Area for granted (I say this as the mother of a 26-year-old living in Boston). But it's not just the weather that we should be thankful for, but the wealth ...
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Autism Warrior Mom--or Collaborator Mom? 
But the truth is: autism moms are just human. We are most often lonely, tired, scared, worried humans who are simply doing the very best we can on any given day. And usually that “best” never feels...
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An important conference covering innovation in the workforce for the neurodiverse:
For years I have been singing the praises of AASCEND (The Autism, Asperger Syndrome Coalition for Education, Networking and Development), one of America's oldest nonprofits specifically dedicated t...
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I couldn't teach my autistic son how to have empathy. He figured it out on his own:
I had just arrived home after one of saddest errands of my life, euthanizing our three-year-old Labrador Buddy, when the phone rang. I let it go as I was sobbing, and couldn't stop....
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What has been your experience with inclusion?
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Great story about young love:
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The assumptions that I made when Matthew was 3, 5, 18 and beyond about what "Matthew would be like" were all...just assumptions.
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Autism treatment in the first year of life removes the disabling delay before most children are diagnosed, according to a pilot research study conducted at the UC Davis MIND Institute. "Infant Star...
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A though provoking perspective about inclusion from Russ Ewell:http://www.laurashumaker.com/how-to-succeed-at-inclusion/#inclusion
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202 people
Kirstie Martinelli's profile photo
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Nedi Safa's profile photo
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  • Self
    Writer, present
  • union carbide, wyeth, dean witter, kya, lafayette schools
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Lafayette, CA
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Piedmont, CA - San Francisco, San Mateo, Berkeley, San Carlos
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Writer, Author, Autism Blogger, Mother
Introduction
I'm the mother of three sons-the oldest is autistic. I'm a writer and am very proud of my first book A REGULAR GUY: GROWING UP WITH AUTISM
Education
  • USC, UC Berkeley
    English, 1974 - 1978
  • University of California, Berkeley
    English, 1976 - 1978
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Bowhay
Service was slow, wine was expensive, food was good, but wish there were a few simple things on the menu for the indecisive.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
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