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Check out this video of Carly Fleischmann, a 21-year-old nonverbal woman with autism, interviewing actor Channing Tatum for the first episode of her new web series. Great stuff! http://bit.ly/1rTPkWh
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Love the video ♡♥
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Trevor Pacelli

Adults on the Spectrum  - 
 
An interview about my book, which I wrote at age 19 about my experiences growing up with autism. I hope you feel as inspired by this as the person interviewing me.
Each one of us has a story to tell and everyone we meet is fighting a battle we know nothing about. This section “The Q & A Interview with inspiring people” is dedicated to exceptional personalities, who either have something...
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Melissa Wolf

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This is a song I listen to, in my opinion it is about people trying to reach their goals no matter what condition they have.
It is from Zootropolis.
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Melissa Wolf

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OMG 25 days to go to our wedding! #autisticcouple  
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+Aspertools Many thanks :-) 
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ASDF

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A new study finds that while a U.S. government-funded job training program for people with autism has a high success rate, many who get jobs earn well below the federal poverty line. http://bit.ly/1VID0Em
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Rosalie Markovics

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Art Therapy
http://www.globalcademy.com/course/art-therapy-for-everyone/ref/153/?campaign=ArtTherapy
The course is self paced and offers you complete flexibility. Choose to study at a time and place that suits you, safe in the knowledge that help is always at hand.
We have a section on self exploration and healing painful emotions, as well as a section for pure enjoyment and recreation. You’ll also find a section on therapeutic art for family bonding. This is great for better communication and an appreciation for each other, as you learn and create with one another.
Art can be incredibly useful for children who may have experienced bullying or trauma and can provide a safe sanctuary to share our feelings and emotions.
Art therapy can be described as being an expressive and creative, form of therapy.
The therapeutic, creative process of self expression, can improve our physical and mental health, as well as our emotional well being.
•It helps us to manage our feelings in a more positive way
•Can give us the confidence to address and resolve issues from the past and present
•Increase self esteem and develop a greater self awareness
 
Having an outlet to express yourself freely, will encourage and promote a healthier, happier life.
Did you know that colouring-in books for adults are outselling cook books? Colouring-in for just twenty minutes a day, can bring you enormous benefits, including:
•A more relaxed state of mind
•Lowering stress hormones
•Help with insomnia
Art Therapy may sound a bit daunting, especially if you believe yourself not to be particularly artistic or creative. However, this need not be an issue, as the purpose of art is simply to express, and not to judge, or compare.
Art should be an extension of how you are feeling, and for that you are your own expert.
With well over 30 exercises and activities, here are just a few included in the course:
Scribble drawing for relaxation
Painting your emotions
Exploring our inner and outer self
Meditative painting
Self soothing images
Creating your future with a vision board
Create your own emotions wheel
Zentangles and mandalas
Accessing your inner child
Creative writing
There’s also some super fun things to enjoy with younger ones, like face painting and creating your own pinata.
 Course cost: $20
Exploring art as a form for everyone suitable for all ages.
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¡Qué he visto!

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Luís Vazquez is the father of a boy with autism.
That takes him to a concert of Coldplay, their reaction are Awesome.
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Luís Vazquez y su mujer decidieron compartir por Twitter un vídeo en el que llevan su hijo autista a un concierto de Coldplay. El clip se ha convertido en viral gracias a la emotiva reacción del niño al escuchar la música en directo.
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Reflexology Body Balance

Information from the UK  - 
 
Hi everyone, I just wanted to let parents and carers of children and adults with Autism, special educational needs and complex needs know that there is an amazing therapy which you can learn and introduce at home.

Functional Reflex Therapy is currently being used in a school setting with amazing results.

If you would like more information please get in touch or visit the Functional Reflex Therapy website for a therapist in the UK.

The easy to learn routine is shared with parents and carers in a workshop setting. It can be introduced at the receivers pace with great benefit and is also relaxing for the giver.

I hope you find this information of some help.


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Amanda J Harrington

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Talking, talking, talking.

"Being social can be as simple as asking a question or answering one. As always the difficult part is finding the subtle balance people expect from life. The answering of a question is fine; giving a full, honest answer is not usually expected."

Read more: http://aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/aspergers-talking-talking-talking.html
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Alex Marie C

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What did Charles Darwin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marcel Proust all have in common? Besides being creative geniuses, they shared an odd quirk: The ...
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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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Stan Baldwin

Technology  - 
 
I 3D printed this project for all the Autism conferences I'll attend.

https://3dprinterchat.com/2016/05/snack-card-dispenser-project/
This is a remix of a vending machine that you may see in a wood shop class. Combining a mason jar and 3D printing, it will hold business cards for conferences.
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Melissa Wolf

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Happy autistic people!
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Sean the

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Triángulo (Triangle)
Single mother Jess prepares to take her autistic son Tommy on a boat trip with her friend Greg. While Jess tidies up the house, the doorbell rings, but no one is there.
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Jess es una madre soltera que se prepara para llevar a Tommy su hijo autista en un viaje en barco con su amigo Greg. Mientras Jess arregla la casa, suena el timbre, pero nadie está allí. Jess después llega al puerto sola y sube al barco de Greg. Junto a ellos viaja Víctor, un adolescente ...
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Speechmark Publishing

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The Manchester branch manager came up with the idea after he saw a boy struggle to cope in the supermarket. The first “quiet hour” session will be held in the Manchester Asda store on 7 May: http://bzfd.it/1qZKbLf

#Manchester   #Autism   #Autistic  
The Manchester branch manager came up with the idea after he saw a boy struggle to cope in the supermarket.
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Frederick Covington

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Hello All,
I am an occupational therapist and recent Grammy notated considered musician. One of my passions is obviously music and I have combined that with my love of occupational therapy and pediatrics. I have composed a compilation of brain entrainment music/soundscapes to assist and improve in multiple areas. My work is based on a wealth of research and specifically written for those with diagnosis such as Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Special Needs.
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Jenny Fury

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In honor of his birthday 😢
I love being a mom, best job I've ever had. Jack is going to be 5 very soon. So I am feeling a little nostalgic. Cannot believe our lanky little boy used to be nothing more than a little bean...he has changed our lives in ...
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ASDF

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To disclose or not to disclose? This is the dilemma faced by thousands of students with autism who have just been accepted to college. http://huff.to/1VV8rMf
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ASDF

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"Any parenting expert, any parent, will report that kids thrive on a predictable routine. Parents of children with autism know that some kids take 'routine' to a whole other level."
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Routines are crucial! Individuals can eliminate the monotony of routines by revolving them around positive activities they're passionate about.
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Olivia Black

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Read, Share, Like, Comment, and raise Awareness http://theodysseyonline.com/msu/light-the-world-with-the-truth/442085
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