Posts Tagged ‘Autistic’

  • The Inside of Me by Matteo Musso

    Dec 2, 17 • 712 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    – The Inside of Me is an insightful and thought-provoking poem by Matteo Musso, a teenage boy on the autism spectrum who began to communicate at age 12. – This insightful poem by Matteo Musso was published on his website, www.matteomusso.com and...

  • Autistic Characters in Fiction

    Dec 1, 17 • 625 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Autistic Characters in Fiction – Audience input leads to progress –   By Brian Tashima –   Fictional characters with autism-like traits have been around for quite a while. Some of the more prominent examples include Ray Babbitt...

  • Autism and Mental Health: The Autistic Operating System

    Dec 1, 17 • 595 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Autism and Mental Health: The Autistic Operating System By Judy Endow, MSW, LCSW – As an adult with autism, knowing what will happen during each day is important to me. For children, who have much less life experience, it is often a deal breaker in...

  • #UsToo – Sexual Assault in the Autism Community

    Dec 1, 17 • 628 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Stories from the Spectrum – Autism from an Autistic Perspective   #UsToo – You are not alone Sexual Assault in the Autism Community   By your sisters and brothers in solidarity   The Stories from the Spectrum Series at Spectrums...

  • Spencer Kelly from ExpeditionSoaps.com

    An Expedition to Entrepreneurship – Interview with Spencer Kelly

    Dec 1, 17 • 753 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

            An Expedition to Entrepreneurship – by Karen Krejcha –   In many ways, Spencer Kelly is a typical teenager. He enjoys talking with friends, riding his bike and playing strategic games. However, Spencer is anything...

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    Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us?

    Jul 7, 17 • 916 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomNo Comments

    Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us? By John Elder Robison   One of the greatest divisions in the autism community is between seekers of a cure, and opponents.  Someone new to the autism community could easily be forgiven for...

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    We Know Who We Are by Chase Severin

    Jul 4, 17 • 942 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    We Know Who We Are. by Chase Severin   We hear the whispers. We know the jokes are about us. We know people think we are stupid. We know who we are. We are smart, nice and we matter. We are angry. We know who we are. Our Autism does not make us...

  • A Literary Hero for All Abilities – Joel Suzuki

    Jan 28, 17 • 1233 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on A Literary Hero for All Abilities – Joel Suzuki

    A Literary Hero for All Abilities  by Karen Krejcha – Readers who stay current on books featuring fictional characters on the autism spectrum may already be familiar with Brian Tashima’s The Spectraland Saga (now the Joel Suzuki series), a science...

  • Advocating for Community Inclusion by Ivanova Smith

    Dec 16, 16 • 1391 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Advocating for Community Inclusion by Ivanova Smith

    Stories from the Spectrum Advocating for Community Inclusion by Ivanova Smith My passion is for the inclusion of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). For a long time, I was isolated from my community. I was not included during the first...

  • Pokémon Go has done a lot of Great Things for My Family

    Oct 16, 16 • 749 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Pokémon Go has done a lot of Great Things for My Family

    Pokémon Go has done a lot of great things for my family Stories from the Spectrum – By Zachary Parrott – For those of you who are unaware, Pokémon Go is a popular free app for iOS and Android devices that first came out in July 2016. It is a...

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    Grandparents and Autism: Bridging the Generation Gap

    Sep 21, 16 • 1151 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Grandparents and Autism: Bridging the Generation Gap

    Bridging the Generation Gap: Grandparents and Autism by Shannon Flynn – As much as you love them, it can sometimes be difficult to relate to your grandchildren. It can be even more difficult if your grandchild has autism. However, grandparents play an...

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    Social Groups for Tweens and Teens

    Jun 14, 16 • 1799 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Social Groups for Tweens and Teens

    Giving Kids A Place to Connect – Social Groups for Tweens and Teens by Tara O’Gorman, MSW – I never saw myself as a person who would run a social group for tweens and teens on the autism spectrum. On the contrary, for many years I was more...

  • Mighty Mitch

    Jun 11, 16 • 1882 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Mighty Mitch

    Mighty Mitch by Carrie Thatcher – The opening notes of Pomp and Circumstance began to blare through the crowded auditorium. Tears coursed down my cheeks. Among the stream of students in blue graduation caps and gowns was Mitch. Only a handful of us in...