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7 activists tell us the best thing about being autistic

Forget what you've heard — autism isn't something to cure. In fact, it's a condition we should embrace and celebrate.<p>About 1 in 68 people in the U.S. are autistic, meaning they communicate and experience the world in ways not typically expected. There isn't a "missing piece" to their cognitive …

Autism

Autism: A special kind of ability (Business Standard)

Open this storyin Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with<p>Apple News. It may also be available on the publisher's …

Actors with autism finally get the star treatment

When film director Rachel Israel was casting her love story about a couple with autism, she auditioned about 100 women for the leading role of Sarah …

Autism

Sam's Canterbury Cafe employs adults on the autism spectrum -- and serves good food, too

When Michael and Jennifer Myers decided to open a restaurant, they had in mind serving the staff as much as the customers.The couple were determined …

Restaurants

I Love Someone with Asperger’s Syndrome

When I first met my friend Parker, he seemed a bit different than most people, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. At times, I noticed he was …

Autism

What People Miss When They Use 'Autistic' As An Insult

Elizabeth E. looted everything in <i>Fallout 3</i>’s Raven Rock. She collected three units of vodka, five stealth devices, four cuts of mirelurk meat and 88 …

Autism

Parent Reports of Autism Features Vary by Country

U.S. parents tend to view the condition’s signs very differently than in other cultures

Autism advocates learn 'All About Me'

Including Kids recently hosted its regular workshop lunch, inviting parents, teachers, administrators and community members to learn more about …

Autism

10-year-old autistic boy handcuffed and arrested in Florida school for allegedly kicking teacher

A video shot by the boy's mother shows him crying as he is arrested.<p>A 10-year-old autistic boy from Florida, John Benjamin Haygood, was on Wednesday …

Autism

16-Year-Old with Autism Donates Birthday Money, Supplies to Shelter Animals in Need

All Daniel Jaicks wanted for his 16th birthday on April 9 was a lawnmower.<p>So, with that big gift covered, Daniel’s mother Joanna Jaicks asked the …

Autism

This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry

People on the autism spectrum are getting the support and skills they need to break into the tech industry. And it's all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people.<p>A new startup called Coding Autism, which launched earlier this month, is developing a school in Los Angeles to …

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Just because I'm autistic doesn't mean I can't empathize

When I was in the fourth grade, I took a handwritten note, sprayed it with my mom's drugstore perfume, dotted it with loopy pink hearts, signed "Love always" with my full name and dropped it in the locker of the kid I had a crush on. Before I went to school that day, my mom asked me if this was …

Autism

Safety Net

Pillows Pillows everywhere! Ever see an ad for a furniture store and there are a ton of pillows on the beds? Well, I am one of those people who …

Autism

Autism On Television Needs More Diverse Representation

This is what you don't see on TV.<p>My girlfriend and I love watching <i>Girl Meets World</i> together. It’s a bit of nostalgia for us, since we were both avid fans of <i>Boy Meets World</i> when we were younger. I didn't go into the show expecting any discussion of autism, but in the episode “Girl Meets Farkle,” I …

Autism

21 of the Most Comforting TV Shows to Watch When You're Stressed

Forget about your problems, one episode at a time.<p>Sometimes life can be exhausting. Luckily, we have television to help us escape from the realities …

Netflix

Best Foods to Eat to Battle Anxiety (and What to Avoid) | Reader's Digest

Omega-3 fatty acids make your brain happy<p>Yulia Furman/Shutterstock Doctors often treat anxiety with therapy and medications, but the answer to …

Superfoods

LEGOLAND Celebrates Autism Awareness Month With ASD Initiative

<i>PHOTO: The LEGOLAND Orlando entrance. (photo via Flickr/Rain0975)</i><p>My youngest son is four. He has Sensory Processing Disorder.<p>Large groups of people, …

Autism

'When I Was Your Age' And Other Pitfalls Of Talking To Teens About Stress

It's difficult to have a teenager's mind. The brain develops rapidly during the adolescent years, which partially explains why teens experience anger, sadness and frustration so intensely.<p>During these tumultuous years, hormones surge, bodies change and adolescents must face a number of social and …

Teens

How to have compassion: 13-year-old boy with autism shares his perspective

Ken Rabow<p>Email successfully sent<p><i>As a life coach, I work with all sorts of people in their teens and 20s. I learn from all of them. One of my most</i> …

Autism

Ohio official wants to make Akron area autism friendly

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A county official in Ohio is hoping to formally declare the Akron area a welcoming place for people with autism.Summit County …

Autism

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Upstate organization hosts yard sale for kids with autism

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Friday, April 14 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-04-14 21:03:45 GMT<p>Evansville police say they had to use …

Crime

Autistic boy, 10, handcuffed and detained by police

A video of a 10-year-old boy being handcuffed and led away from school by police officers has prompted outrage after his mother shared the clip on Facebook.<p>John Benji Haywood of Okeechobee, Florida, arrived at school on Wednesday this week, believing he was going to be taking a test.<p>He had been …

Policing

An Honest Look Inside the Isolating and Incredible Life of an Autism Dad

Embed from Getty Images—<br>Occasionally, people will say to me, “it’s good to hear from Dads because there are so few Autism Dads who are really …

Mom's Heartbreaking Playground Story Shows Why We Need Autism Awareness Month

She said it was the first time she felt her son was "not truly welcome somewhere."<p>In a heartbreaking video about her son, a mom in Minnesota has stressed the importance of autism awareness.<p>On March 31, Kate Swenson posted a video titled “My Message on the Eve of Autism Awareness Month” on her …

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Coding Autism Launches to Train Adults with Autism How to Code

Los Angeles, CA - April 11, 2017 - Every year, the number of people diagnosed with autism rises, however there are simply not enough quality programs …

Autism

10 ways to support families and individuals with autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, and like many people, you may wonder how that affects you. You may know a family with a child with autism. You kids …