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Resources and information about autism on Google+.
Resources and information about autism on Google+.

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Chili's has pulled its support from an Autism foundation that promotes an anti-vaccination message. #AutismAwarenessMonth

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Very cool story about a child with autism learning to dance. #AutismAwarenessMonth

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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

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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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Very cool article about the application of "social robots".

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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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Insightful article about using a child's interests to help build relationships.

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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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What do you think, Autism+ers?  Good or bad idea to get corporations involved with awareness and fundraising?

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Royal Caribbean has been certified as an "autism-friendly" cruise line ... the details are very interesting!
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