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Chili's has pulled its support from an Autism foundation that promotes an anti-vaccination message. #AutismAwarenessMonth
Discredited science can lurk in seemingly innocent places, and a national restaurant chain very nearly paid the price
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Here's an interesting interview with a parent of a child with PDD-NOS.  It's crucial to provide a sounding board for parents and professionals to share interventions (or even just coping strategies) that help serve those on the spectrum! #AutismAwarenessMonth
Some meltdowns are more extreme than others. I am more of the person that will sit back and let him work through it on his own.
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Very cool article about the application of "social robots".
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Insightful article about using a child's interests to help build relationships.
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+Dan McDermott one I think you'll enjoy, especially after that Dr Phil video.
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What do you think, Autism+ers?  Good or bad idea to get corporations involved with awareness and fundraising?
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Very cool story about a child with autism learning to dance. #AutismAwarenessMonth
"The tiny plant from the tiny seed grows on and on.  It doesn't stop. It grows taller and taller. And now a flower grows on it.  People come from far and near to look at this flower. It is the tall...
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Hot button topic: many parents rush online to find "cures" for autism, and read stories like the one we've linked here.  HOWEVER, it is crucial to note that there is no medical "cure" for autism, and that treating it like a disease that must be cured can be detrimental to widespread knowledge and acceptance of those with developmental differences.

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Oh lord, not the MSG bullshit again... a tiny tiny portion of the population has an allergy to MSG, it doesn't have any impact on anyone else, and MSG occurs naturally in meats, fungi, and other common foods. /sigh/ I wish people would get over all this dietary paranoia, and not just in regards to Autism either.
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Readers of The Atlantic submitted their personal anecdotes about the daily life experiences of people with Autism.
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One study found that the large gender difference in autism prevalence may be due to how female biology handles genetic mutation.  Linked is the summary article from The Economist.
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Royal Caribbean has been certified as an "autism-friendly" cruise line ... the details are very interesting!
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Resources and information about autism on Google+.
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Autism+ seeks to gather resources and information about Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) for those living with a disorder AND their friends, family, peers, and co-workers.