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ASAN Condemns White House Autism Proclamation

ASAN Condemns White House Autism Proclamation | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Autistic people do not need our government to change how buildings are lit; we need it to ensure our access to health care, education, and employment. Neither Autism Speaks nor the current administration have made our rights and our lives a priority.
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Be wary of lobbies that are funded by the pharmaceutical industry.
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Comic Redesigns the Autism Spectrum to Crush Stereotypes

Comic redesigns what the autism spectrum means and looks like to her to help crush stereotypes around ASD.
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An infographic which bashes stereotypes about autism
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Predicting Autism Outcomes Possible, Study Finds

Predicting Autism Outcomes Possible, Study Finds | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Researchers say they've identified brain response patterns in young kids with autism that predicted the children's future cognitive capabilities.
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Autism becoming an increasing value in age of diversity hires - The Globe and Mail

Autism becoming an increasing value in age of diversity hires - The Globe and Mail | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Today, he sees value in hiring employees on the autism spectrum, since he observed they experience lower error rates on repetitive tasks and possess a greater ability to focus on details.
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Opportunities for persons with autism in the world of work. An end to stereotyping
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Noted Self-Advocate Cuts Ties With Autism Speaks - Disability Scoop

Noted Self-Advocate Cuts Ties With Autism Speaks - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A prominent self-advocate is resigning from his post with Autism Speaks citing "destructive" public statements from the organization's leadership and their disinterest in his ideas.Autism Speaks has long had a touchy rapport with many self-advocates who object to the lack of representation of people with autism within the group’s leadership and have criticized the organization for making statements characterizing autism as an epidemic in need of a cure. 
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It is dangerous if disability organisations undermine the rights of the stakeholders whom they represent by sending out a negative message about the condition in order to obtain more funds.

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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

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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BE INSPIRED ... SUCH AN INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH ESPECIALLY IF ONE MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY HAS DYSLEXIA, LD, ADHD, OR AUTISM, ETC. I WONDER IF WE CAN ACTUALLY CUSTOMIZE EACH INDIVIDUAL SO-CALLED "NORMAL BRAINS" AND COME UP WITH "DIAGNOSE TERMS" LIKE THEM (dyslexia, dyspraxia, LD, ADHD, Autism, etc)  INSTEAD OF "NORMAL BRAIN".

 

Did anyone of you watch Temple Grandin's documentary film? Please do, it's inspirational and uplifting to know that a diagnosed autistic individual like Temple Grandin enabled her disadvantage as an advantage to be what she dreamed to be, now she is a great lecturer and speaker for those who she inspires in the world! She's amazing gifted woman indeed!

 

 


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April Sprecher's curator insight, July 28, 2014 8:50 PM

This is a 20 minute video of Temple Grandin speaking. Interesting to hear the perspective of an adult with autism. 

Jillian Ackerman's curator insight, October 26, 2014 10:25 PM

Inspirational Ted Talk with Temple Grandin! Definitely a must see!

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, August 26, 2015 1:04 PM

THINKING DIFFERENT DOESN'T MEAN THAT A INDIVIDUAL CAN NOT LEAR IF THEY ARE TAUGHT AND ALLOWED TO LEARN IN THEIR WAY INSTEAD OF PLACING EACH INDIVIDUAL IN A BOX AND SAYING LEARN THIS WAY OR NOT AT ALL AND SO MANY LEARN NOT AT ALL WHILE SITTING IN THE SCHOOL SETTING AND BECAUSE OF THEIR BEING DIFFERENT A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE TEACHERS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS LABEL THE CHILD WITH THE QUICKNESS WITH A LABEL THAT ALLOWS THEM TO EDUCATE THE STUDENT/CHILD AS THEY SEE FIT.  WHICH MEANS A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE TIME NOT AT ALL AND THOSE STUDENTS/CHILDREN GO FROM GRADE TO GRADE WITH NO VALID REASON FOR PROMOTION BUT ARE PROMOTED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL STATUS QUO IN GOOD STANDINGS BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE STUDENTS/CHILDREN WHEN THEY DROP-OUT OF SCHOOL OR GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL AND TRY TO GET A JOB AND REALIZE THEY CAN NOT EVEN READ LESS KNOWING FILL OUT THE JOB APPLICATION AND IT IS SAD BUT TRUE SOME OF THEM NEVER EVER LEARNED HOW TO WRIGHT THEIR FULL NAMES BUT ITS NOT BECAUSE THEY COULDNT LEARN BUT BECAUSE THEY LEARNED DIFFERENTLY AND THE SYSTEM GAVE THEM A FREE LUNCH PASS SO TO SPEAK BECAUSE THAT IS THE PRICE THEY PAID UNTIL THEY REALIZE THE TRUTH AND SEEK OUT HELP BUT THEIR ARE SO MANY THAT ARE SIMPLY ASHAMED FOR OTHERS TO KNOW AND THEY HAVE LEARNED HOW TO FAKE BEING EDUCATED FOR SO LONG AND IT WOULDNT SEEM PURPOSEFIUL TO SEEK HELP BECAUSE YOU CANT READ BUT YOU HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA . NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE PAPER WISE THERE IS NO HARM IN LEARNING DIFFERENT AND NO MATTER YOUR AGE YOU CAN LEARN YOUR WAY ! DON'T EVER GIVE UP HOLD YOUR HEAD UP AND LEARN THE BEST WAY YOU CAN TO!