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9 Things People With Autism Wish You Knew

“What is it like to have autism?” “What do you wish people knew about life on the autism spectrum?” “What misconceptions do people have about the disorder?” These are valid questions often asked by neurotypical (NT) individuals, friends, and even family members. But the very nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder …

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11 Things Not to Say to Someone with Autism

Although autism awareness and acceptance has increased over the years, people on the spectrum still find themselves faced with questions and comments that make them confused or uncomfortable at best, offended at worst. Those who say them often don’t mean to come across as rude or disrespectful; they just don’t …

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Why Are Sleep Issues So Common Among People with Autism?

If you know and love a person with autism—or if you are a person with autism—you are probably quite familiar with the sleep problems that often plague those on the spectrum. The types of sleep problems experienced may vary from person to person. However, the most common issues include difficulty falling and …

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Why High Functioning Autism Is So Challenging

By Lisa Jo Rudy | Reviewed by a board-certified physician The autism spectrum is very large. If you think of it as a rainbow (or a bell curve), you’ll note that there’s an awful lot of the spectrum that is at neither one end nor the other—but somewhere in the middle. At this point …

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To Every Exhausted Mom Out There, You Are Enough.

Motherhood is one of the greatest joys in life, but it also is one of the most challenging experiences one can possibly face. From the sweet moments of laughter and reading together to the difficult moments like tantrums, Mom and Dad are there for all of it… and sometimes, it can be really …

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Experience 60 seconds of how it feels to live with autism.

Sensory sensitivity is just one battle someone with autism may face every day. Certain things can drive me up a wall. Like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. Share Make it stop already! GIFs via the National Autistic Society/YouTube. Or deafening, nonstop police sirens outside my window that just. won’t. quit. Share Nope, nope, nope. That’s …

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