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To the Parent of the Kid Who Thinks My Kid Is ‘Weird’

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I am not just a mom… I’m a police officer, detective, analyzer, mind reader, bodyguard and more. I worry every second about the unwritten rules of social interaction because my daughter on the autism spectrum does not understand them. She’s very genuine, has no filter and now can speak from her …

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Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live A Full Life

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A Maine Coon cat Thula and a girl with autism share a unique bond. Thula is now her faithful closest friend and helps her live her life more fully. Iris Grace Halmshaw, a 4-year-old girl coming from the UK has been struggling with understanding, expressing affection and social interaction. Her …

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How to Create a Picture Schedule for Autistic Children

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Children with autism have difficulty getting organized, transitioning from one activity to another, and indicating when they do not understand something. Visual supports, including picture schedules, help keep these children on course. Picture schedules come in many types, but they all require determining a schedule, picturing each scheduled activity, and …

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10 Things People With Autism Wish You Knew

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When I was diagnosed with autism at 4, there was very little being done to promote autism awareness. Today we have more and more people who want to educate and help. Many of these individuals include self-advocates such as myself who want to share their stories. With that here are …

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Supermarket Employs Genius Idea To Help Soothe Kids With Autism

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A Shop Rite in Pennsylvania has introduced a specialized checkout lane, and the change could benefit young people with autism. On Sept.7, the supermarket, located in the town of Brookhaven, got rid of the candy display next to one of its registers and began offering an array of toys: Play-Doh, putty, rattles, …

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11 People With Autism Explain What Stimming Feels Like

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Stimming, or self-stimulatory behaviors, are behaviors people with autism may exhibit to counteract an overwhelming sensory environment or alleviate the high levels of internal anxiety, according to Temple Grandin’s post in Autism Digest. Some examples of stimming are rocking, spinning, pacing, repeating words or flapping of arms or hands. Autistic people …

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