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5 Things That Help Me Cope With Too Much Change as an Autistic Person
May 28th, 2017

coffeemugmagazinespublicationspublishedcouchhomelifeofficefeaturedimageOne woman describes the problems that too much change can create for her, and the 5 ways in which copes.

Positive lines: Autism cartoon on kids’ TV
May 27th, 2017

kidchildplayingplaygroundfunswingfreeskyfeaturedimageRead about Pablo, the first television cartoon character with autism. Pablo and his six friends are voiced by children who have autism, and some of the cartoon’s writing team are also on the spectrum.

General practitioners urgently need autism training
May 26th, 2017

Featured Image Blog 21 AdultThis article discusses the hurdles that going to the general practitioner can present for an individual with autism, and examines how much general practitioners know about autism.

Blue Cross says autism mandate applies to plans covering 160,000 employees
May 25th, 2017

adultlifetransitionworkworplaceworkforceeducationcareerjobtechnologyelectronicsfeaturedimageBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama says a new state mandate to cover autism therapy will apply to its group insurance plans covering about 160,000 employees in Alabama, plus some individual plans.

‘Swim Team’ Chronicles Life On The Spectrum
May 24th, 2017

Water safety swimming child skill learning featured imageA documentary about the unlikely rise of a group of swimmers on the autism spectrum will hit theaters this summer.

Shared genetic pathways underlie autism, attention deficit
May 23rd, 2017

Featured Image Blog 7 ChildA trio of studies make the strongest case to date that autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share similar genetic causes.

Mom Designs Drone To Track Kids Who Wander
May 22nd, 2017

family + featured imagesA mother of a young daughter with autism has designed a drone that could help keep children with autism safe in the home.

ABC Adds Show About a Doctor With Autism ‘The Good Doctor’ to Fall Primetime Line-Up
May 20th, 2017

Featured Image Blog 9 AdultABC Network is set to premiere a new show, “The Good Doctor,” this fall. The show tells the story of Shaun Murphy, a young doctor on the autism spectrum, who has savant syndrome.

Why I’m Proud to Hire Adults with Autism
May 19th, 2017

Featured Image Blog 4 EmploymentOAR Partnership Grant recipient, Blue Star Recycling, is featured in this article, where founder Bill Morris explains how he founded Blue Star.

Parents in Different Countries Report Autism Symptoms Differently
May 18th, 2017

Featured Image Blog 20 LandscapeAn international study suggests that parents in the U.S. report symptoms as more severe than parents in other countries.