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For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed

For autistic children, Dorothy Siegel does not believe in paraprofessionals, the teaching assistants sometimes assigned to shadow students in class. To show you why, Ms. Siegel, 70, a longtime special education advocate, grabs your arm, pokes you and forcibly turns your head toward the teacher, the way an aide might. “The para is not someone who’s there to help a …

How to help people with autism? Just be nice

One of the most difficult things about autism is the judgment of other people. That has been my experience of having a son on the spectrum. Throughout his life, from trips to the park as a toddler to restaurant visits now as an 11-year-old, it has been the reactions of strangers that have really hurt. Sometimes Zac finds social situations …

12 Inspirational Quotes About Autism

Living with autism or caring for someone on the spectrum comes with daily challenges, but there are just as many moments filled with hope and joy. Too often, the world at large seems to treat anything different as a weakness. When you need strength and encouragement, let these inspirational quotes remind you that people with autism bring unique talents and …

Julia debuts on Sesame Street episode about autism acceptance

Sesame Street debuted their newest muppet, Julia, on HBO on April 10, 2017. Julia made headlines earlier in the yar for being the first Sesame Street muppet with autism. Watch Julia’s introduction from the episode in the video above. Julia is part of the Sesame Street initiative, See Amazing in All Children, which aims to teach children about autism. Autism …