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Mom’s Plea for Acceptance for Son With Autism


One mom’s New Year’s resolution has been far more successful than she planned. “I never expected it to get around Ireland, let alone get to America,” Nicole Duggan told ABC News. The Cork, Ireland, mom’s Facebook post is being shared around the world. Her son, Riley, is 3 years old …

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35 Things People With ADHD Want Everyone Else To Know


We recently asked members of the Autism Community Page Facebook living with ADD/ADHD to tell us what they wish other people understood about the disorder. Here are some of the best responses. Pratical Cures / CC / Via Flickr: practicalcures Quick note: ADD/ADHD is a neurological disorder characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, …

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How to Help an Autistic Child


Helping an autistic child can be frustrating because they need continuous, intensive and multifaceted assistance. Autistic children in the 60 to 70 IQ range tend to have a better outlook, as do those who have spontaneous speech by age 5 or 6.   Make your child a part of your …

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18 Secrets No One Tells You About Dating With Autism


1. Many of us don’t start dating until later on in life. 20th Television It’s not just things like driving and self-independence that take us a bit longer to achieve – the confidence to go out and start dating usually takes its time to come too. 2. But you don’t …

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17 Things People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Others Would Stop Saying


As a society, we’ve taken some significant steps towards greater acceptance of individuals with autism spectrum disorder in recent years — from mainstream television portraying characters on the spectrum, to large corporations finding ways to better support the community. But despite increasing information and awareness, many people still may not know …

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What Is the Difference Between Asperger’s & Autism?


Autism and Asperger’s are both conditions that are considered autism spectrum disorders. It can be difficult to distinguish differences between the disorders and requires a trained clinician to make an official diagnosis. Typically, the diagnosis is not made until after the age two because the development of verbal language and …

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