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Jacob Ross

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Hi, I just wanted to share the cover of my upcoming book, Making Faces. It's written by an Aspie for Spectrum kids. The book uses photos of the model you see on the cover making a variety of facial expressions, and features clues as to what emotion she's displaying, then answers on the opposite page. It covers non-verbal cues, such as gestures, too, and gives suggestions on how to interact with people in verious emotional states. I'm so excited, I can't even tell you. It's my first print book, as opposed to simply an ebook.
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Great idea good luck with the book.
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Dairen Wilcox

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Do you find yourself avoiding invitations to parties. Kid's parties. Adult gatherings, friends with families including kids, just to avoid explaining your kid's special needs? I feel isolated and lonely since discovering my son's "special needs", i.e. autism. - I used to have a set of close friends, but they have since stopped invited us to dinner because of our son's outburst. How do you deal with this? I feel like I am failing my kids. 
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Thank you, +CL Bridges & +Amanda LaCaille. Finding the new people is proving interesting. We've recently joined a local support group. It's simi hopeful, but everyone seems too busy for life, thus the loneliness. To which I can understand also. Working harder and extra hours to make up for therapy cost and safe school. 
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Derek Warren

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How do you determine who deserves to know about your diagnosis and who does not? I find that I still struggle with that.

https://dwarren57.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/to-tell-or-not-to-tell/
It is always important to keep in mind who deserves to know about our differences and who should never know a single thing about us.
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+roly478 that is true that some people will not want anything to do with you once they find out. My neighbor lady won't let her child play with my son because he has autism. SOME people act like it's contagious. 
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ASDF

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New trend? Movie theaters in Canada turn the lights up and sound down during special screenings for kids with autism. http://bit.ly/17K5QNv
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We have this in the UK 
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Joop Kiefte
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Loved this post, I sincerely hope that this can make a dent in that atrocity that is called Autism Speaks...
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I know right.
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carterlennon

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Hello. I'm new here.
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+Tyler Jensen 😃😃
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Lynn F

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I am a special needs educator in need of help from our community. This fundraiser will enable my wife and I to continue to provide continuous progress, support, a voice for you children. Thank you for even taking the time out to read my post.
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Hello everyone. I just want to thank you in advance for even reading my story. My name is Lynda Macias and I am writing this for my amazing wife who needs financial help. Karina is a loving, caring and an extremely hardworking woman. She came to the United States with her Father, when she was 14,...
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The measles / vaccine issue is very controversial, mostly with everyone coming down hard on the parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. The media has created a backlash against them. The recent media attention has seemed to me like an all out advertising campaign for vaccinations. I have written three blog posts about this issue in an effort to give a different perspective. Please, let me know what you think. The link takes you to the first post and there is a link at the end of it to take you to the next one. 
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Every Parent has to decide what is best for their child.
We decided both our children would and did have the vaccine.
One has Autism and one does not but I would hate to think that my children at the time would pass on any illness to another child without having any vaccine but that was our choice.
It was as simple as that but hard at the time but I feel we made the right choice.
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Brett Wilkins

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GPS-embedded clothing is helping protect autistic children who wander away from home or supervision. As the Avonte Oquendo tragedy showed, bolting can have deadly consequences. 
Clothing embedded with GPS tracking devices is helping protect children with autism, who are prone to 'bolting,' or wandering from parents and supervisors.
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Mud Cakes and Wine

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Hello this is us well our diagnosis

http://mudcakesandwine.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/d-day.html
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Trivedi Testimonials

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ONE OF THE GREAT GIFT ON MOTHERS DAY. MOTHER SHARES HER EXPERIENCE
http://goo.gl/uR6HMV
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Why would you post post about "curing" autism in this Autism ACCEPTANCE (yes, acceptance) community? "Curing" is not for neurodevelopmental differences.
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"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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ASDF

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Great story! Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee sends a sketch of Spider-Man to a young fan with autism. http://cbsn.ws/1AK9KAm
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What will increase acceptance for autism? The fact that they accept themselves... And what is the 1 thing we need to do for helping people on the spectrum do that?
Why do children on the autism spectrum sometimes give up something early? Does an underlying lack of motivation cause the problem? by Kamini Lakhani | saiconnections01@gmail.com In a Skype meeting with a family recently, the discussion veered towards why their son (now 18 years old), did not initiate any activity by himself at home. He did [&hellip
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In my new book, Raising Rainbows, I attempt to offer some insight into the world of autism by opening a small window into my life raising children on the spectrum. Cynthia Dixon
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Planning my wedding
Mark and I are autistic
We prove autistic people CAN marry.
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Cheers! :-)
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Amanda J Harrington

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Even superheroes need recovery time.

"When you have lots of things to do, you are busy, but when you have lots of things to do and also, the whole time, have to be a version of yourself that isn't quite true, that's when the strain tells. After a busier week than normal, I need recovery time to re-establish the me who keeps me sane.

At this point, the busy person, thriving on their moments of hearth and home amongst the many hours of worldly-wares, has no idea what I mean by needing to be someone else. I expect they think I mean like when you act in a professional way at work, to give the right impression. No, not so.

It's like always being in a slight disguise, one which doesn't quite cover who you are but hides it enough so that you pass into the world and do what you need to without giving away everything precious."

Read more: http://aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/even-superheroes-need-recovery-time.html
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ASDF

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New research suggests kids with autism are as unique as snowflakes. Even in families where more than one sibling is autistic, the underlying genetics of the condition can be very different. http://bit.ly/17jQ4ct
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My god I'm wondering who killed her?
#EELive
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ASDF

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What social care professionals say when working with autistic people and their families is incredibly important. http://bit.ly/1CgbZvX
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Yes. Their comments and body language has therapeutic impact. Being aware of thi and handling it effectively contributes to the results we achieve.
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hannah j

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