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To the Friend Who Doesn't See My Son as 'the Weird Kid With Autism'
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December 28th, 2016 | (0)

We each appreciate our friends for who they are and what they do for us. What about those friends that go above and beyond? They are the best type of ...


What Working Means To Me
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December 14th, 2016 | (0)

Erin McKinney is a self-advocate who has made the choice to find employment and use her skills in the workplace. She has a unique story and perspective about working, which ...


How We Can Help Alleviate the Build Up of Stress at School for Children with Autism
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December 7th, 2016 | (0)

Stress and anxiety easily builds up over time, especially at the end of a school year. Your child may begin to become overwhelmed from all the anxiety they have experienced ...


Can I Get a Job?
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November 30th, 2016 | (0)

It can be very difficult for young adults with autism to find jobs in today's society. In this original blog post, Wendy Swenson details the ways in which a fictitious ...


For People Living on the Autism Spectrum: Six Suggestions for Surviving the Holiday Hurdles
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November 16th, 2016 | (0)

Food, friends, family, decorations, and traditions are all fun and popular during the holiday season. For someone with autism, it can get overwhelming. Self-advocate, Lamar Hardwick, reflects on the holiday ...


Autism Respect – The Beautiful Otherness of the Autistic Mind
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November 9th, 2016 | (0)

One of the most universal concepts we all strive to deserve and to give is respect. We all think about respect on a regular basis, whether we know it or ...


(Un)Real Talk: The Tease of Echolalia
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November 2nd, 2016 | (0)

Sometimes the key to communication lies in imitation. In this original blog post, a father of a son with autism describes how to connect with his child through an understanding ...


NETwork
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October 26th, 2016 | (0)

Humans naturally need support systems to help them navigate each day. We look to the people that we are closest to for extra love and guidance. Gemma writes about how ...


A Long Overdue Letter to My Son
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October 19th, 2016 | (0)

Mixed emotions are part of living. In a way, that means you are living the right way. In a letter to her son, Kate expresses her sentiments to her son ...


Finding Awareness with Autism
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October 12th, 2016 | (0)

Sometimes, discovering that you are on the autism spectrum can be both surprising and confusing. Developing a better understanding of autism can come with talking to others about your feelings ...