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Raising a child with special needs does not take a special family. It makes a family special. #specialneeds   #family  
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Amanda J Harrington

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Are you feeling blue today?

"This can be the very hardest of things to explain to people who are not on the spectrum, that what you did today might not be done tomorrow. How can you explain that this person in front of them, same-faced, same-voiced, same-souled, can react so differently from one moment to the next?

I used to read a series of books when I was very small, where the people in the town were divided according to the colour of their hats. For some reason I liked these books, I liked what seemed a logical division of people and I most especially liked that you were never in any doubt as to who everyone was. You just had to look at their hat to know.

The problem in real life is that hats come off and we change colours, it's a part of human nature. What makes Aspergers so interesting to live with is that you change your hat a few times every day, sometimes every hour. Or you leave on that same old hat for weeks at a time, long enough for everyone (including yourself) to become used to you in blue, only to walk through a door one day and emerge wearing a bright red cap."

Read more: http://aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/are-you-feeling-blue-today.html
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Jonny Bowden

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If food could be your medicine, what would be your toughest question? 
Post it to https://www.facebook.com/Dr.JonnyBowdenPhDCNS
* Dr. Jonny Bowden, aka The Nutrition Myth Buster, is answering questions for his audience.  Just like his Facebook Page and post your question there.  We’ll get it to Dr. Bowden asap, and he will post a video response for the first 25 questions that come in.  Expertise you couldn’t pay for! 
Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, (aka "The Nutrition Myth Buster") is a nationally known expert on weight...
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This isn't a dieting page go promote your company somewhere else 
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ASDF

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Fantastic story about a barber going the extra mile (or miles) for a boy with autism. http://on.today.com/1JDUNW5
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Fantastic really fantastic! 
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Michael Champa

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Does anyone here feel they need some time to themselves? Some place to go where it's only you in the world? Where you can build it through emotions and make it stand the test of time? I definitely know I do.
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my house is my sanctuary. Nobody is allowed. Except me and my son and our pets. He is very independent, so we have our rooms to be the sancto sanctorum for each one.We know we are there for each other but we don´t invade. We like to be alone because we both have sensory overload episodes when it comes to people.So, there.
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China has a long way to go in providing high-quality autism intervention to everyone who needs it, experts say.
There are likely millions of people with autism-spectrum disorder in the country.
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Amanda J Harrington

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A first day of school.

"When I was little and went to school for the very first time, there were toys everywhere. They spilled out of drawers and cupboards, brought out onto the big blue mats where lots of other children already played. Quiet as I was, I joined in, thrilled that after worrying, school was meant to be fun.

My favourite toy of the day was Sticklebricks and, being that sort of child, I took careful note of the big, deep, wide drawer it came from, one right next to the floor, handy for small children to reach. I knew that I wouldn't forget it and looked forward to getting them back out when I started school properly later in the year.

The day dawned and no toys. No toys the next day. I was told that the toys only came out if we were good, and then only came out on special occasions, and then only came out when the teacher said - this last comment made with a stern face, after my many days of asking."

Read more: http://freebrians.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/a-first-day-of-school.html
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Thank you! I appreciate the share too - this blog looks prettier than my other at the expense of having handy buttons!
It's all about finding whatever works for different children and appreciating their strengths, so much more worthwhile than just being good and all doing the same things.
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ASDF

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Will your child be attending camp this summer? Here's how social skills camps can be beneficial for autistic children. http://bit.ly/MxpClg
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Let us get more information on this. More importantly how to get children from Nigeria to attend.
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Michael Champa

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Hello everyone on Autism Acceptance. Just joined your community as I really do support the community's view on autism. I have it myself placed on the higher functioning part of the spectrum (which is why i'm even here). I'm here hopping too to share a journey I'm going through on a project I'm doing along with my group, GameCube Worlds. I will be posting stuff on this community on the progress. Thanks a lot!
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Welcome, +Michael Champa 
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Amanda J Harrington

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Jess knows this is the face you make when you learn to read.

"Jess knows this is the face you make when you learn to read,
a little mouth, ready to open
and say the right word,
the eyes staring
at a blank-black-lettered page."

Read more: http://freebrians.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/jess-knows-this-is-face-you-make-when.html
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Monica Pickard

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My new blog post is called, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY? It is a difficult day or just another same old, same old day for some moms. 
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About this community

"Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human." ~ Dr. Albert Ellis Welcome! Our community is dedicated to the Autism Acceptance movement; supporting the empowerment of autistic individuals, encouraging self-advocacy and promoting our fundamental belief that: All persons are worthy of appreciation and respect without discrimination as to abilities, age, culture, education, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religious beliefs, political opinions, sexual orientation or socio-economic class. The idea of changing the public, private and not-for profit sector emphasis from "Autism Awareness" to Autism Acceptance will need the dedication and organization of many individuals to make this cause a reality. We believe that everyone can agree that Autism Acceptance is needed in our society to improve the lives of individuals living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. ​ Disclaimer: The information posted on ALL of the of Autism Acceptance community topics should not be considered medical or mental health advice, nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician or other mental health care service provider. All third party links are provided for convenience purposes only and does not constitute endorsement.
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Tanya Hilber

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4 Brain Training Therapies for ADHD Children and Adults
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Looking to have some fun in the sun? Here are some outdoor activity ideas for children with autism. http://bit.ly/1GtJfDJ
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Rowan Hotham-Gough

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UK survey: What should be the research priorities for autism?

This is a unique opportunity for autistic individuals in the UK to have a say on research priorities. The survey is also open to relatives and professionals.

There has been a real problem in the past with research being focused on issues that are not critical to people on the autism spectrum. This is a chance to shift research priorities.

It took me less than 5 minutes to complete the survey.
  Thank you for your interest in research priorities for autism. Before you complete the survey to give your opinions, …
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ColorsKit

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We know that children with autism, they are often very visual... #childrenwithautism  
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Amanda J Harrington

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The art of being unreasonable.

"Being unreasonable: you are either doing what you shouldn't or not doing anything at all. 

What counts is being out there, looking like you want to be out there and joining in some terrible team sport like conversation or social inclusion.

It's totally unreasonable to avoid these activities and not at all creative to find good ways to sneak out of them. It doesn't mean you are a clever person if you come up with a get-out clause and people don't admire you for your short-lived but eloquent speech given just before you leave.

In fact, the art of being unreasonable isn't admired very much at all, which is a disappointment because I'm so good at it."

Read more: http://aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-art-of-being-unreasonable.html
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Because this family required a bit of special assistance, the entire plane had to be diverted to an emergency landing!?
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The Ruderman Family Foundation, an important philanthropic organization dedicated to the rights and dignity of people with disabilities has taken an important stand and is demanding an apology.  http://bit.ly/1EX3l51
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ASDF

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An increasing number of companies are launching initiatives to find job candidates with autism. http://thebea.st/1F1TSeJ
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ABILITY Magazine

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We interviewed #Emmy award-winning, and dry witted, #actor Ed Asner. Asner has a son, and grandson, with autism. He will be honored on May 20, at a benefit for Autism Works Now, titled "Temple Grandin & Friends", at Club Nokia in LA, for his tireless efforts on behalf of individuals with #autism. Also actor Joe Mantegna, whose daughter Mia is a successful makeup artist with ASD, will celebrate and advocate the importance of providing #employment training and job opportunities to individuals with autism. More… http://abilitymagazine.com/Autism-Works-Now-event-LA.html
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