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How to Succeed in School if You’re Autistic


For some kids, school can be a pleasurable, friendly experience. However, it’s never easy when you’re different – and being autistic in school will make life more difficult in some ways. In fact, 94% of autistic people said they found school a horrible experience. This doesn’t have to be you. …

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How to Reduce Sensory Overload


People who experience difficulty processing sensory information, such as autistic people, those with sensory processing disorder (SPD), or highly sensitive people can sometimes go into a state of sensory overload. Overload occurs when a person experiences too much sensory stimulation and cannot handle it all, like a computer trying to …

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Lawrence boy with autism reported missing


AWRENCE, Mass. – Lawrence police are searching for a missing child with autism. Limited information was released, but it appears the boy, named Yadier, went missing from the Guilmette School. Anyone with information is urged to contact police immediately.

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27 Memes That Nail What It’s Like to Be an ‘Autism Parent’


When parents of kids with autism aren’t running from therapy to therapy, advocating for their child’s rights or doing everything they can to keep their young one happy and healthy, they’re apparently collecting some of the Internet’s best memes.   Since many parents of children with autism know a sense of humor can be key to …

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A Simple Phone Game Could Diagnose Autism


Roughly one out of every 68 children in North America has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a developmental condition broadly characterized by difficulties in social interaction, problems with communication, and repetitive behaviors. Every ASD diagnosis is a complicated, involved process. The child — who is often between the ages of two …

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Teen With Autism Is A World-Class, Record-Breaking Runner

DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 25:  Michael Brannigan of the United States celebrates winning gold in the men's 1500m T20 final during the Evening Session on Day Four of the IPC Athletics World Championships at Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

  This teen with autism is in the running to win gold. Michael “Mikey” Brannigan, who has autism, is one of the world’s elite runners. The 19-year-old is preparing to compete in the 1500-meter race at the Paralympic Games in Rio next month, according to Team USA’s website. He is …

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The 10 Best Places to Live if You have Autism


Autism Speaks Releases Results of First Online Community Survey On Livability Issues for People with Autism and Their Families The greater New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston metropolitan areas are among the 10 best places in America to live for people who have autism, according to the …

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6 Must Watch TED Talks on Autism


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is effectively a set of ‘complex disorders of brain development’. Most of us in education have dealt with students struggling with ASD and we know exactly what these students go through in their learning. But while ASD poses some learning challenges it should never be viewed …

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