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Peter Mead

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I remember hearing a story the other day that instantly summarised in my mind my feeling towards my son in certain situations. There is a Person A and a Person B. Person A gives you $10 whilst Pers...
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ASDF

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22 People With Autism Answer the Question: What’s It Like?
http://bit.ly/1VdlMvR
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ABILITY Magazine

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“People with #autism tend to be good at one thing and bad at something else. There’s too much emphasis on the deficit, and not enough on building up the thing that a person is good at. For me it was #art. That became the basis of the work that I did in cattle-handling facilities. Designing is art.” - Dr. Temple Grandin

Find out more at http://abilitymagazine.com/Temple-Grandin-James-Durbin.html #TempleGrandin #Aspergers #AutismAwareness #AutismSpeaks #ABILITYMagazine  
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Amanda J Harrington

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Forgive me if I seem to stare...

"Forgive me if I seem to stare but what you don't understand is that Other People, this tribe so different from how I feel, are endlessly fascinating to me. You may think you are ordinary, even a little dull, but to me you are better than an afternoon at the museum.

Other People are like education but with ice cream, learning the fun stuff like what they do when they argue (in public! joy!), or how they raise their kids or what they think is a good idea for tea. I like to see the way their face changes when something annoys or amuses them, I like to watch them as they think to themselves and don't know anyone sees."

Read more: http://aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/forgive-me-if-i-seem-to-stare.html
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Vishal Kataria

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Something heartfelt from one of our teachers... Would love to know what you think...
We keep teaching children with autism and other special conditions. But how much do we learn from them? Sometimes I feel like we should be their students.
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ASDF

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What Every Parent Should Know About Autism Screening: The vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on the benefits and harms of screening for autism in young children. http://bit.ly/1PybwdM
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Thank you for the good read/
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ASDF

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Here are facts, exam tips and other information about autism all paramedics and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel need to know. http://bit.ly/1HXR1lh
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Brainjogging

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7-year-old prodigy plays incredible Taylor Swift Medley by heart. http://qoo.ly/5putz
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Taylor swift tweeted to him inviting him to meet her on her tour :)
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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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My book (this is Justin's Mom:) is NUMBER #1! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read it for free and leave a quick review on Amazon ! 

You'll only be able to get it for FREE for a couple more days, HURRY ! 

SHARE it with EVERYONE while it's free ! 
#autism   #justinsautism   #breakingthroughautism   #autismbook  
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Sean the

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SILENCE OF ADULTERY
An engaged woman who runs a project for children with autism, looks like it is suspended for lack of funds, and suddenly changes her attitude to be immersed in a stormy relationship with the father of one of the students.
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Una mujer comprometida, que dirige un proyecto para niños con autismo, ve como se suspende por falta de fondos, y de repente cambia su actitud al verse inmersa en una tormentosa relación con el padre de uno de los alumnos. An engaged woman who runs a project for children with autism, ...
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ASDF

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Great story out of New York about a gym created specifically to help kids with sensory processing disorders like autism grow and learn. How great would it be to have one of these in your community? http://on.wgrz.com/1MUVGuP
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+Stella Waterhouse You're welcome, Stella!
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majidi Hamza

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How to Relate to Someone who Has Asperger’s Syndrome
You may know an autistic person, and want to understand them and become friends. This can be very difficult because autism (including Asperger's and PDD-NOS) is characterized by varying degrees of social skills and communication differences. Their experiences may be very different from yours.
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This is a very good read. It makes us aware of the things that we should do in order to have at least a bit of understanding on what people with autism are going through. Thank you for this.
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Mom atPuppyDucks

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I wanted to share the greatest news! NJ Governor Chris Christie had heard about David's book Look At Me Look At Me: An Eye Contact Game For You and Me, and took the time to send him a letter congratulating David on pursuing his career as an illustrator. The Governor also noted that this book could "help other children enhance their communication skills"!

Currently an e-book, we're putting this into print production in time for the holidays. Reserve your copy now...take a peek at: 
http://www.amazon.com/Look-At-Me-Contact-Game-ebook/dp/B00ZEC9K0K/

Here's a copy of the letter if you'd like to read it yourself: 
http://www.puppyducks.com/2015/08/22/governor-christie-is-so-proud-of-david/

#GovernorChristie   #AutismSpeaks   #Agingoutofschool   #GovernorChristieAutism   #PuppyDucks   #CommunicationSkills   #Autism   #EyeContact  
Look At Me Look At Me: An Eye Contact Game For You and Me - Kindle edition by Sophia Gallagher, David Cruz, Maura Lazzara. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Look At Me Look At Me: An Eye Contact Game For You and Me.
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Logan River Academy

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What do you think is the most effective way to help those with autism in dealing with their condition? All replies are welcome and encouraged. :)
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Thank you for the very good opinion. Unconditional love goes a long way. And sometimes, it is the reason why miracles happen. Though they may be different in a way, we love them just the same, if not more. 
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Charles Sumiran

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+Logan River Academy is a boarding school that gives shelter and support for troubled children and teens in #Utah . Check them out.
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Thank you for the reshares. Appreciate it a lot :)
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Vishal Kataria

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Here I am with the weekly news from around the world as usual.

Special mention to +Stella Waterhouse for her insightful series on the Autism Daily Newscast...
Here are the top 10 news about autism for last week. From insights to help children with autism to new programs which are helping them communicate and more.
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Thank you for the info.
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Malthus John

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Shouldn't be surprising..

However.. "Jolanta Lasota, chief executive of the charity Ambitious about Autism, said lack of creativity is one of many autism myths. She welcomed the study for suggesting that seeing the world in a different way can be a positive trait."

As permanent "outsiders", we pretty much always see things from a different perspective, often unique, or at least surprising to those around us.  One problem is, that in most typical situations in life, this is not what is expected or desired.  This creates discomfort or irritability in the 'normal' crowd (called #neurotypical ), to which we are very sensitive to.

She said: “There are many misconceptions and myths about autism, the biggest one including being antisocial and having a lack of empathy."

Even when we are up-front about being autistic, the prejudice behavior often does not stop.  For example, I was once called a liar for saying that I did not have a lack of empathy, but rather, an excess of it.  In that case, it was not the person's fault, it was that of the scientific community --up until recent years, and the advancements of genetics and neuroscience, only people suffering from the most debilitating forms of autism were studied.  (being an ass was his fault, but not being misinformed)

It's nice to see more coming out about the positive side of this genetic expression.

#autismawareness   #neurodiversity   #creativity   #autistic  
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Droid Mann

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Dudley got pasta sauce all over him. He needs a shower. He is my African Grey. Dudley is really comforting to me.
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+Droid Mann I have a pet Dove. It is white and has red eyes. She has weird sounding chirps. I'll have to take a picture of her and post it on my account. :)
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