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A collection of news and research on autism from around the globe
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Autism school's legacy lives on

Autism school's legacy lives on | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
A college set up by the father of an autistic boy in the North East, is still going strong 30 years later.
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The day I was nearly arrested for having an autistic son

The day I was nearly arrested for having an autistic son | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
By Marie Myung-Ok Lee | Salon oms arrested for going on job interviews, for letting kids play outside. It almost happened to me over a tantrum. When my son, who has autism, was 4, he had such a titanic tantrum on the street...
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I know we don't have a culture of calling the cops in this situation but what would you do? .. intervene (with or without prejudgement) or hurry on by and hope everything was OK

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What's Wrong with 'Retard'?

What's Wrong with 'Retard'? | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
When we replace words like "retard" with others like "peer," "co-worker," or "friend," we all benefit from a more complete and beautiful understanding of what it means to be human. (Huff' Post's article "What's wrong with 'Retard'?
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It can take time for language to develop and people to understand how hateful some words can be - interesting insight on one such word which was once commonly used

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Obsessions, repetitive behaviour and routines - | autism | Asperger syndrome |

Obsessions, repetitive behaviour and routines - | autism | Asperger syndrome | | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
Information from The National Autistic Society (NAS) about why obsessions, repetitive behaviour and routines may be important to people with autism, and how you can respond to them.
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Useful resource for parents and carers about obsession, repetition and routine in Autism from @NatAutisticSoc 

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Teen with Autism Finds Inner Voice

Extraordinary story of Carly Fleischmann, a 14-year-old child who has severe form of autism and unable to speak, but she found a way to communicate with the ...
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Aussies develop first genetic test to predict autism

Aussies develop first genetic test to predict autism | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIAN researchers have developed the first known genetic test to predict the risk of children developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Autism Cafe: Friday's Fact - Did you know? Autism First Time in DSM

Autism Cafe: Friday's Fact - Did you know? Autism First Time in DSM | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
RT @Cafeautism: Autism Cafe: Friday's Fact - Did you know?
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Your Child's Autism Cures You From Trying to Please Everyone - Huffington Post

Your Child's Autism Cures You From Trying to Please Everyone - Huffington Post | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
Your Child's Autism Cures You From Trying to Please EveryoneHuffington PostWorking in a media outlet doesn't necessarily guarantee that you are surrounded by people with high communication skills and knowledge of the human psyche.
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Parents of Non-Verbal, Autistic Son Launch a New Communication App

Parents of Non-Verbal, Autistic Son Launch a New Communication App | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
Many non-verbal, autistic and special needs individuals have the ability to learn and use assistive technology; urTalker is a great AAC app compared to existing communication devices.
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When you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism - The Independent (blog)

When you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism - The Independent (blog) | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
The Independent (blog)When you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autismThe Independent (blog)They say that society disables people and this is true but what is equally true is the disabling nature of ignorance, which pervades...
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Reddit gets asked about #Autism - some very interesting and detailed responses

What is it like? How do you see/experience the world? What is it that inhibits communication? Are there any particular gifts you have because of the a...
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Extreme Sports Camp: Learning in Action #autism

Extreme Sports Camp: Learning in Action #autism | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
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French autistic kids mostly get psychotherapy

French autistic kids mostly get psychotherapy | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
In most developed countries, children with autism are usually sent to school where they get special education classes. But in France, they are more often sent to a psychiatrist where they get ta...
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There is no such thing as an Autistic Adult | Pensive Aspie

There is no such thing as an Autistic Adult | Pensive Aspie | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
Because it is a childhood disorder, as an autistic child leaves adolescence behind, the symptoms of their autism will gradually decrease and disappear. By the time the ... I was finally diagnosed with ASD at the age of 43.
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Great post on lack of adult Autism services in US

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UK's first specialist disability and mental health focused Gym

UK's first specialist disability and mental health focused Gym | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it

access fitness is the UK’s first specialist disability and mental health focused gym located at the Wellness Centre at the Concord Sports Centre in Sheffield.

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Great example of organisations working in partnership to produce something unique

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I Have Asperger’s And I Like Being 'Different'

I Have Asperger’s And I Like Being 'Different' | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it

True confessions. - I Have Asperger’s And I Like Being 'Different'

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Smart kid, aware of his condition and knows how to deal with it.

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Study Links Traffic Air Pollution to Autism

Study Links Traffic Air Pollution to Autism | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
The environment has long been suspected as a possible cause of autism. Now a new study from the University of Southern California shows that mothers exposed to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy and during the ...
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An Interview With Amy Sequenzia, a Non-Speaking Autistic Writer and Poet

An Interview With Amy Sequenzia, a Non-Speaking Autistic Writer and Poet | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
Amy Sequenzia, a non-speaking autistic self-advocate, poet and writer, agreed to an interview with me. Amy is someone whose work I have been following since I met her this past spring.
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Autistic Edmonton man warming hearts with launch of delivery business

Autistic Edmonton man warming hearts with launch of delivery business | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
A new city delivery service run by a young autistic man who always has a smile on his face has captured the hearts of Edmontonians.
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First event hailed a big success at Fistral

First event hailed a big success at Fistral | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
SurfingTHE UK's first surf competition for people with learning disabilities has been hailed a success.Around 80 people with learning disabilities turned up to a windswept Fistral Beach in Newquay to...
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Awesome High School Band That Plays On iPads (VIDEO)

Awesome High School Band That Plays On iPads (VIDEO) | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
The first time you listen to Ryan Rodriguez, Denzel Jackson and Jasmine Latham's music, you might think they sound like any high school band.
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Reach for the APPS Brings iPads to Children With #Autism

Reach for the APPS Brings iPads to Children With #Autism | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
Reach for the APPs wants to give every autistic child an iPad to improve learning and communication skills.
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Shelby Mota's curator insight, April 24, 2013 4:08 PM

I loved this article because it shows the ever-growing world of technology that we have. So, to incorporate technology with a young child who has autism, allows them to develop great motor skills and get hands-on experience with technology.

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Debunking the Theory of Mind

Debunking the Theory of Mind | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
Bring up the word autism and you'll hear a great many theories. Simon Baron-Cohen is doing damage with a theory that was based on just 20 autistic participants.
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What Parents Want for Their Children, Autistic or Otherwise

What Parents Want for Their Children, Autistic or Otherwise | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
Sometimes people choose to make life more difficult for themselves, even if they don't have to. They go looking for unnecessary challenges to heap on their plates, which are already quite full.
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Autistic teacher praised for work with students

Autistic teacher praised for work with students | Autism Awareness | Scoop.it
The need is growing in Lee County schools for Autism-related classrooms and teachers.
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Shelby Mota's curator insight, April 24, 2013 4:11 PM

I enjoyed this article because I think that some teachers are not appreciated enough for what they do. Without them, we would not have an education. I think that it is great to thank such great teachers as this one.