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Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Worked at Electronic Arts
Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lived in Roseburg, Oregon
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I was honored to be invited to give a presentation on Autism and Health Care at the Patients 2.0 conference this past weekend, as part of the Health 2.0 2016 Conference in Santa Clara. The hosts took a partial Periscope video recording of my presentation, so here 'tis. Please share if you find any part of it helpful.
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Iz, already bored before her first day of preschool [image: Blonde pigtailed preschooler sitting on the floor, yawning, & posing with a ...
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I am in denial about Iz and her cousin Danielle graduating from high school next week. And both going to colleges that, while still in this time zone, are also not very close by. Our girl has chosen to spend her last official summer at home working a lot, and also going to a few concerts.
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My latest, at The Establishment: How ‘Autism Warrior Parents’ Harm Autistic Kids.

"What autistic children actually need are parents who focus on accepting their kids’ current realities as autistic individuals, so those kids are equipped not merely to cope, but to thrive."

http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/09/22/how-autism-warrior-parents-harm-autistic-kids/ 
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GOOD BYE APRIL YOU WERE PRODUCTIVE BUT EXHAUSTING
Everyone who has anything to do with autism activism or other kinds of associated consciousness-raising tends to get steamrolled by April. Not only during the month itself, but in the weeks leading up to Everything Autism-And-April-Related. It certainly doesn't leave much space for personal ...
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How autism researchers (and autism research) can benefit from listening to autistic people and their families. My viewpoint at Spectrum News:

https://spectrumnews.org/opinion/viewpoint/before-talking-about-autism-listen-to-families/
Scientists should phrase their findings to be sensitive to the dignity and needs of people with autism.
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Introduction
Senior Editor, Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. Unabashed geek. Bay Area.
Bragging rights
Craig Rosa. *swoon*
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Geography, 1987 - 1992
  • Syracuse University
    Geogaphy, 1992 - 1994
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Writer, editor, autism parenting advocate, iPad advocate
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  • Electronic Arts
    Assitant Producer
  • The Learning Company
    Associate Producer
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Roseburg, Oregon - Syracuse, New York - Anaheim, California - Los Angeles, California - Accra, Ghana
Our cat was attacked by a bobcat and not expected to fully recover, and possibly not even walk. Yet thanks to the expert and compassionate care from the good folks at North Peninsula, she not only recovered from her wounds but recovered full range of motion in her neck and legs, and you'd never know she'd been injured. We are very grateful for the detail-oriented, caring staff and the care they gave our sweet girl.
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