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Police search for missing 10-year-old boy with autism

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Waterloo Regional Police need help finding 10-year-old Suleman Nasir, who went missing near Rockway Gardens in Kitchener Saturday morning at approximately 8 a.m. He has brown skin, short dark hair, 120 cm tall, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a bright green jacket with two black vertical …

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Legoland to Make Park More Sensory-Friendly for Kids With Autism

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Today Legoland Florida announced they are partnering with Autism Speaks to make the amusement park and resort in Winter Haven, Florida, a more sensory-friendly place for children on the spectrum. The park is currently installing “a large panel of hands-on, sensory-stimulating activities in a quiet space,” according to a blog post …

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Charities call for mandatory training on autism for all teachers

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Letter calls on education secretary Nicky Morgan to include autism in revised teacher training framework Two autism charities have written a letter to the Guardian calling for all teachers in England to be trained in autism, saying that without this children with autism risk being misunderstood and marginalised. The letter …

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How to Relate to an Autistic Person

You may know an autistic person, and want to understand this individual and become friends. This can be very difficult because autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS) is characterized by varying degrees of social skills and communication differences. Autistic individuals have experiences that may be very different from yours, but there …

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How to Deal With a Boyfriend Who Has Asperger’s Syndrome

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Autism, known clinically as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, is also sometimes referred to as Asperger Syndrome or PDD-NOS. It affects people in different ways. Some autistic people face extra challenges in romantic relationships, while others eschew them altogether. If you are in a relationship with an autistic person, you …

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How to Support an Autistic Person During Autism Awareness Month

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April can be a very challenging month for autistic people, who face disaster rhetoric, praise for organizations that hurt them, calls for cures, and routine dehumanization. This can be very taxing on their mental health.[1][2] Here is how to help protect their self-esteem and keep their spirits high.  Part One …

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How to Discipline a Child with Autism

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It can be difficult for a parent to determine the best way to manage their child’s unwanted behaviour. This can be even more difficult when the child is autistic. It is important that as a parent of an autistic child, you recognise that discipline is more than just punishing a …

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