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Allison Bruning

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An interesting look inside the biological differences between a #gifted  brain and a normal brain. http://allisonbruning.blogspot.com/2015/06/ltw-gifted-human-brain-its-all-biology.html
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Yes very interesting. An additional point, was that, it wasn't so much the rapid thickening, but rather that the peak, before thinning begins, occurs at a more advanced age, 11 or 12, as opposed to 8 for most folks, thus providing an extended critical period for development of high-level cognitive circuits.  Thanks for the post!
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ASDF

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Fantastic story about how a touching invitation led a 7-year-old boy with autism to attend his first birthday party. http://on.today.com/1dxdqy6
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This is amazing
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racer wood

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John Brown

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I am 46 and autistic. We are largely ignored, even in the autism community. That is going to change | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Michelle Anya

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An experiment with speech jamming and disconnecting the brain's natural function to transmit the information. I had the jammer as high as the settings allowed. Because I embark on an experiment with full force. Hope you enjoy #speech_jammer   #experimental   #autism   #aspergers   #superman  
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It is a literal speech jamming app on my phone. The rate I had it turned up to, to delay my speech was maxed out so I was fully trying to use my eyes only and not receive the information. It's an older YouTube challenge but I decided to use it as an experiment.
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ColorsKit

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Have you noticed that I don’t lie, cheat at games, or pass judgment on other people? #autism  
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Who do we rely on?
Why?
Is being honest a bad thing?
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Derek Warren

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"Most intelligent people know that this is not an authentic portrayal of Asperger's Syndrome! (They know that Autism is a neurological disorder, not a disease like Stroke or AIDS. Amount and severity of symptoms varies in each person.)"

https://dwarren57.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/the-challenges-of-portraying-autistic-spectrum-disorders/
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I'm not puzzled!
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heilala nuku

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Tears flows as i listen to this song with all that I've gone through with my only son, all those endless days of the unknown. Those heartbreaking days of watching you being you and no 1 else understood you but me. I watched you blossom to a beautiful young man whom have taught me to appreciate the simplist things in life and the power of forgiveness. What a blessing you are in my life and i couldn't have asked for a more humble and loving son. Now my journey start again with my only grandson. It breaks my 💔 knowing the hardship of his journey ahead. But i wouldn't have it any other way because i know Heavenly Father gave this very special boy to us for a reason. Now we can just take our time discovering his purpose...💞
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Michelle Anya

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I'm aware the DSM-V changed many classifications/descriptions and whatnot. I can see why "they" did, I see the pros and cons. This is the hard part for me; As a High-Functioning Autistic adult that will always struggle with my mind and the wiring. My child is diagnosed HFA- Asperger's. Only according to the DSM-IV is that possible. I see the difference that my baby is neurologically gifted far beyond my gifts. Not even in Kindergarten and using advanced mathematics is not my gift. As a constant teacher to my child it feels unknown to me to be outsmarted by my own offspring. Does anyone here know this struggle? If yes, how do you function or manage the situation?
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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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Vishal Kataria

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This is interesting... a perspective I had never thought of...
Many people tend to think of autism as a male disorder, but emerging research shows that girls often have different symptoms which cause them to slip through the net. These girls and women often go misdiagnosed, or are never diagnosed at all. Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis report.
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ASDF

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Very insightful post from an autistic author...
Small things can have a massive impact on how an autistic person feels in an appointment. Here one blogger gives his golden rules for social care professionals
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great advice 
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Ramya Priya

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Horticultural Therapy for Autism
Horticultural Therapy for Autism is a Workshop in Bangalore that helps the Caretakers and Teachers of Special Persons with Autism by Connecting with Nature, Trees, & Plants. FREE DOWNLOAD.
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Well done, it's great to see you using natural resources to engage with people.
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clayton nuckelt

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Hello Everyone! I am the producer of a new program on The Autism Channel. We bring forth another aspect of autism from another perspective. Some have said it is the best explanation they have ever heard on autism. We do not have thousands of dollars for funding so some of our YouTube work is not that high of grade so please forgive us. Our new show will air on June 30th called Discover Your Mind go to the Autism channels website just google it and you will find it.
Our show is being professionally co-produced by Ray Smithers co owner of the Autism Channel. Please let us know what you think of our video on youtube.
We bring forth understanding Autism form of a different perspective but from a perspective that a person who has never understood Autism or involved with Autism in any way I can understand. Thank you
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Thanks!
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ASDF

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Confession #10: None of us really know what the hell we’re doing. Once you figure that out, everything becomes so much easier.

See 20 more Confessions of an Autism Dad – http://yhoo.it/1N1y9pK
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Yes so true.
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ASDF

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"There's about a 70 percent unemployment rate for those with autism. A third have never had any kind of employment. What we're trying to do is help them make a more successful transition. We really think kids with autism can make good employees and that they are employable."
Like other parents of autistic teenagers, Esther Brody began to wonder about her son's future.
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+Dr. Marquis Grant Agreed!
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Hillcrest Childrens Services

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Did you catch Autism's Got Talent 2015? If you missed it, don't worry! We have a brilliant recap of the event which was a massive success! http://www.hillcrestchildrensservices.co.uk/autisms-got-talent-2015-a-huge-success Which was your favourite performance? 
Autism's Got Talent 2015 was a huge success for the 4th year running. Adults & children with autism performed breathtakingly talented performances.
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ASDF

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Always worth a rewatch: Temple Grandin's great TED Talk where she explains why the world needs people on the autism spectrum.
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.
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ASDF

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Trips to the dentist's office can be incredibly challenging for autism families. But there is hope on the horizon: A $3.1 million research grant at USC will be used to study an intervention that adapts sensory stimuli inside the dentist's office to decrease anxiety for children with autism. http://bit.ly/1IiyctF
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