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Tikko: The International Autism Ambassador

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Eleven-year-old Dorian Poe has an ambitious goal – to spread autism awareness throughout the world. But at such a young age he isn’t able to travel as much as he would like- so he did the next best thing and sent one of his dearest friends on an adventure.

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Prepare Your Child for College, Since Their High School Probably Won’t

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Once the child enters adulthood, and particularly if they attend college away from home, they may struggle with the independence required to succeed without direct supervision. Luckily, there are steps a parent can take to prepare their child with this important transition.

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The Odd Way Home: A Film That Gives An Intimate Look at Autism

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There are a handful of films that provide audiences a look into the faces of autism spectrum disorder. The 2013 film The Odd Way Home is a compelling and visually stunning piece worth checking out.

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Mom2Mom Support Group Connects New Jersey Mothers

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Mom2Mom is a team of New Jersey mothers who each have children with special needs ranging from learning disabilities, to autism, depression, and anxiety. The mothers have created the organization to support each other, with the motto “We understand you…because we ARE you!”

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Outstanding New Musical About a Boy with Autism

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Max Understood is a play about a 7 year old autistic boy whose world is defined by objects and sounds. His parents’ determination is the true heart of the story.

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Fifth Grader with Autism Wins National Essay Contest

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Contestants are instructed to write about a barrier in their lives and how they used one of Jackie Robinson’s nine values to face it.

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Asperger’s Are Us: A One of a Kind Comedy Troupe

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When three friends from an autism camp turned 18, they created Asperger’s Are Us, the first comedy troupe featuring only entertainers on the autism spectrum.

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Autistic Valedictorian Graduates With 4.0

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Montel Medly opened about his personal journey with autism, stating, “Having disability doesn’t mean you have a disadvantage. Sometimes it can be an advantage.”

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Could Diabetes Be Linked To An Autism diagnosis?

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Scientists are now noticing a link between mothers who develop diabetes early in their pregnancy, and the diagnosis of autism in their child. Diabetes may play a role in interfering with a critical span of time in which the fetus undergoes brain development.

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Companies Actively Hiring Workers with Autism

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Although ASD is still misunderstood by so many, some companies have begun actively searching for those whose talents will greatly benefit their business. They’re calling it the Autism Advantage.

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