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Using Social Scripts for Autism

Social scripts, also known as social stories, are one of the most effective and simple ways to provide support to kids with autism. A social script is a short narrative written in first person that discusses one problem situation. So, they come in especially handy for really any situation that …

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12 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With Autism

When I speak about growing up with autism to different organizations, schools and businesses, it’s often a surprise for people to hear that I’m on the autism spectrum. When I was a kid, I was considered on the severe end of the spectrum, from things such as being nonverbal until …

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Boy with autism gets DJ surprise at nightclub

A boy with autism got a special surprise from an unlikely place — a Seattle nightclub. “You know I think I’m going to learn to DJ some day and it’ll be great,” said 8-year-old Noah Johnson. Noah, who has high-functioning autism, recently drew pictures of his favorite DJs. His mom …

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My Christmas Wish as a Person With Autism

As I sit in front of the crackling fireplace with my beloved husband, I think of all the millions of individuals with autism around the world. The vast majority of them are not as fortunate as I am to have someone in their life who loves them and to love …

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