Monday , January 22 2018

Shelter dog helps boy with autism hug, kiss his mom for first time

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Society for Features Journalism honored this story in its 2016 Excellence-in-Features Awards contest. The story placed third in the Short Feature category for large publications with a circulation of 200,000 and up. All moms worry about their sons. Amanda Granados worried more. The Los Angeles mother watched …

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Aspiring Teen Model Proves That Autism Won’t Hold Him Back

When RJ Peete was diagnosed with autism at age 3, doctors told his parents, Holly and RJ, that their son likely wouldn’t achieve much. Back then, RJ wasn’t expected to communicate, have friends, mainstream in school, play team sports or even say, “I love you” unprompted. Today, not only has …

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Autism: a carpet made my son feel as if he was drowning – video

  John-Paul Horsley, or J-Rock, is a founding member of hip-hop collective Big Brovaz. His son Richard-Michael is autistic and communicates using signs and symbols. He says that without language, it’s sometimes difficult to know what’s upsetting his son – like the time when, as a toddler, Richard Michael appeared …

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How to Help an Angry Autistic Person

Autistic people may experience anger differently. While some are calm by nature, others easily fly off the handle and struggle to control their anger. Dealing with someone who is frustrated or upset can be difficult, but approaching them with some understanding and good will can make all the difference. Steps …

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Charlotte police officer helps out high school student with autism

A Charlotte police officer’s interaction with an autistic high school student Friday has gone viral and earned the officer some high praise. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tim Purdy was called to a situation involving a student who left the school’s campus and was thought to have been suicidal. Officials said the …

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