Wednesday , October 18 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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JC Penney Hosts Back-to-School Shopping Event for Shoppers With Autism

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  Bright lights, loud music, and dozens of families combing through the aisles to try and find the best deals can make back-to-school shopping a miserable experience for families whose children have special needs. Knowing how stressful back-to-school shopping can be for these families, a JC Penney store in Dallas created a special shopping …

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How to Be a Great Friend to Someone With Autism

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Is there a kid in your classroom who is always alone? Are they autistic? Do you care if you get made fun of because you are friends with this guy or girl? One word: Don’t. Autistic people are just that: people. Some may not talk. Some may. Some are blessed …

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Teen Runner With Autism Shatters 4:00 Mile Barrier

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Mikey Brannigan sets a Paralympic world record for the T20 classification. At the Sir Walter Miler meet on August 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina, 19-year-old Mikey Brannigan finished seventh in the mile in 3:57.58 and broke his previous personal best by more than 5 seconds. In doing so, Brannigan, who is …

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