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The three simple words to say when someone asks the questions, "what is autism?" http://bit.ly/28ZvQIS
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The 4th of July can be a tough holiday for autistic children. Here are some suggestions to help you plan ahead.
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Vishal Kataria

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How services offered for individuals on the autism spectrum can be up to date with the latest research...
How you can design the most effective autism treatment program to enhance lives of children with autism and their families.
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"As a child psychologist, I help all kinds of families diagnose and deal with autism. But the hardest thing was when I started to see signs right under my nose." http://bit.ly/28ZTxyw
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Nisha Chauhan

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Open Eyes Network

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Adventures in Autism - Introduction Episode

We explore our lives and the interesting experiences we have had with a child who is severely autistic. We will bring you information on how to deal with certain aspects of autism that are unique and some of the ways we have found work for us, and may for you.

We welcome listener interaction, with your own personal stories shared on air, and your own information that you believe may help others.

This is the introduction episode for the show, which lays out the story of our son, Seth, and the things we went through during the discovery of his autism.

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How can we help young adults with autism thrive in the workplace? http://bit.ly/28KHHId
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1) older autistics having this problem too
2)  It's not just autism.  People growing up in the seventies, eighties and nineties had very poor resources.  It makes me so angry to see my schools have better courses than when I
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A Denmark company has created a commercial version of the "hug machine" designed by Dr. Temple Grandin, which reportedly calms hypersensitive people by gently exerting even pressure along their bodies. http://bit.ly/28L5dtm
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At age 33, UFC fighter John Howard has been diagnosed with autism.

"Now a lot of stuff in my life makes sense," Howard told MMA Fighting.

http://bit.ly/1W1iZbC
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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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Monica Pickard

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Freedom for you and your child.... This is not a religious post and it is not anti-religious, so please read past the first paragraph before making a judgment. It is about judgments, sensory issues, and our motives when making decisions for our children.
Have you ever seen videos of hippies with their arms raised swaying to some strange spiritual music? Gag me. Have you ever looked at a picture or knick-knack of the Buddha sitting there with his fat belly and a silly grin on ...
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Amber Vervynck

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Incredible Memory. :)
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Nisha Chauhan

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Hello Members... Can you help me knowing more about Auditory Processing Disorder n treatment or methods to reduce it. 
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I have tried a company that used specially filtered music to help with my son's auditory processing. I heard Temple Grandin talk about it. My son had to wear head phones and listen to this music - gradually getting louder and louder - over the course of several days. He is non-verbal. I can tell he has processing issues because when I say the word can, he does the sign for man. If I talk about his doctor whose name in Dr. Nan, he signs man. He cannot tell the difference between Barney and Bernie or Ernie as well as several other words that sound similar. Anyway, the music he listened to seemed to help his volume control. He was always very loud with his vocalizations while watching TV. After using the tapes, he was not loud at all anymore. What a relief! It has faded over time, however and he is back to being loud again. I cannot recommend the company we used because they were very unprofessional in our phone conversations and they kept charging my insurance after they had been paid by the insurance and myself.It began to feel like I had been scammed.

I found this link that you might find interesting. There is a video that explains the therapy (for this site). If you scroll down the page a bit you will see it under THE SCIENCE UNDERLYING iLs. It talks a bit about the filtered music along with other therapies. I think I might give this site a try for my son. Good luck to you!
http://integratedlistening.com/the-science-of-how-ils-works/
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Poptart Wookie

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Hi. I am Poppy. I have autism and get bullied at school for it. I am so busy I cant always be on g+. 
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Peter Rosenberger

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My wife is missing both legs. If I injure my foot, should I ignore it simply because it pales next to her reality? As ridiculous as it may sound, that’s the kind of reasoning we caregivers often use—we deny or push our health needs to the back-burner. My feet are the only feet she can count on, and I need to be a good steward of them by properly caring for them. That principle applies across the board to our entire body (and hearts, wallets, jobs, etc.) The word I’m increasingly finding appropriate for me as a caregiver is “stewardship.” That one word has changed the way I look at my role as a caregiver, and how I approach daily challenges. I used to (often) freak out and ask, “How in the world am I going to __?” After three decades of this, I’m learning to ask, “Am I being a good steward of the precious (and often scarce) resources in this particular crisis?” (Sometimes a “resource” is simply my energy level or mental health.) I’m consistently amazed how asking a better question—helps illuminate a healthier path.
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Amber Vervynck

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Opposing Views: Mother Receives Touching Note With Son's Birthday Invitation. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw3f_J2CU
When a parent learns that their child has been diagnosed with autism, it can be difficult to picture what thei...
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Sassy Chelle

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sarah sandro

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What's Now: No one showed up to her birthday party last year. This year, though, people from all over the world are wishing this young woman with autism a very happy birthday.|She cried into her birthday cake last year when nobody showed up to her party.|Made me tear up, the kindness that strangers showed as opposed to the callousness of her whatever's, All we have is each other, if you can not show love and compassion to others, what chance do we have or deserve???}
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It's so awesome that people all over the world wished her a happy birthday. That's very good that people was kind enough to do that :-)
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Amber Vervynck

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The Huffington Post: 'Superhero' Cops Save Boy With Autism's Birthday After No Kids Show Up. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwut_tziU
"I truly believe we have the best of the best here in North Port."
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Nisha Chauhan

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My child is still a Star
Treading a path so far

Let me not mock him for his marks
Making him a fish amongst the sharks
God, give me the patience to see him bloom
He's still growing n needs lot of room
It's a big, bad world which puts you down
No, I don't want to see him ever frown

My child is still a star
Treading a path so far

He may not be the best
He may not top the test
God give me the sense not to treat him like a scale
His worth being measured by Pass or Fail
He's a fine piece of art !!!! My lovely child
Coz God crafted him with strokes so mild

My child is still a star
Treading a path so far

Some day he'll unfold his mind, body n soul
Until then let not the false world take a toll
God give me the strength to teach him to rise
For every fall will surely make him wise
For now, I shall just let him be
And live his life with mirth n glee

Coz my child is still a star
Treading a path so far
However bright he may some day shine
Or even if he doesn't he's still just fine
Coz a Star is always a star.


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