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Seeing Autism Differently: Neurodivergence vs Neurodisability

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Instead of comparing to others, we should be regarding people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as their own incomparable category, one with weaknesses but also strengths.






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Starting with the Man in the Mirror: Repetitive Behaviors and Ethics of Research

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Little brothers aren’t always easy to have around. Needless to say, my relationship with my brother was always very different from my friends. In a sense, our friendship really started because of the music of a moonwalking man, who wears a single glitter glove.






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Girl with Asperger’s Syndrome Tells Her Story to Raise Awareness

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Once Jacki got started on her blog, it quickly became a way to translate Marta’s everyday thoughts and actions. She was also able to connect with other families whose children have Asperger’s Syndrome.






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Neurological Findings behind Autism: Astrocytes

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In the 1990s, scientists found that as human brains develop, a non-neuronal cell called an astrocyte wedges itself between synapses and produces a protein called hevin. In 2011, the purpose of hevin was finally discovered.






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Why Were Cases of Autism So Hard to Find Before the 1990s?

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“Why were cases of autism so hard to find before the 1990s?” Silberman notes that autism doesn’t follow the normal trajectory for a condition or diagnosis. Instead, he says, he learned about it from the process of storytelling.






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North Carolina Man to Build Group Home for Autistic Adults 

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Inspired by his autistic daughter, George Bean’s main goal with Swallowtail Farms is to provide housing options for adults with autism to live and work on a sustainable farm.






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Autism Over the Years

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The history of autism awareness began in 1943 when child psychiatrist Leo Kanner published a study about 11 patients. He described them as having their own private worlds.






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What One Mother Learned When Her Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

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Shawna Wingert is a mother of two boys, a wife, speaker, and a blogger. In her recent article for The Huffington Post, she provided a list of things she learned when one of her sons was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.






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Grant Will Be Able to Certify More Autism Teachers

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The College of Education’s online MS in Special Ed is growing this fall. Additional full ride scholarships will allow more students to pursue a special autism certificate.






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Autism Insurance Coverage May Soon be a Reality in North Carolina

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In North Carolina, a bill that would require insurance companies to cover costs for autism treatment is in the process of being signed into law.






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