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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".
Recent studies have shown that social robots like Romibo can be used to provide therapy (or co-therapy,in collaboration with a human), and potentially even help teach autistic individuals new skill...
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Insightful article about using a child's interests to help build relationships.
Owen barely communicated with my wife and me. But he opened up to the parrot from “Aladdin.”
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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?
Autism Speaks and Google have teamed in an attempt to link private investors to inject innovative autism-related business development.
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Quite a cool read ... this mother is HAPPY that "Asperger's" is no longer an official listing in the DSM-5!
Months after our son was diagnosed, the label officially disappeared. And that turned out to be a good thing.
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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.
Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers
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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.
AUTISM is a strange condition. Sometimes its symptoms of “social blindness” (an inability to read or comprehend the emotions of others) occur alone. This is...
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Royal Caribbean has been certified as an "autism-friendly" cruise line ... the details are very interesting!
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NPR examines the DSM-5's new autism criteria and suggests that most children will not lose diagnoses or services.  Some quick points:

- A government study found that 81% of 8-year-olds who qualified for ASD diagnoses from the DSM-IV-TR criteria would still qualify under DSM-5 criteria.
- A separate study found that most newly-unqualified children would fall under the new Social Communication Disorder category.
- Several experts feel that the DSM-5 changes will be most impactful to researchers studying brain patterns, and that practical clinicians will be unlikely to "remove" diagnose in their everyday work.
Researchers say changes rolled out last May are likely to have a bigger effect on government statistics than on the care of the nation's children. Still, advocates worry that narrower definitions could lead to a loss of coverage for some children.
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Resources and information about autism on Google+.
Introduction
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.