At first, family members in Birmingham, AL were nervous on how he would react. Often times in a big crowd or surrounded by lots of noise, Anders gets overwhelmed. But once he stood on the stage, all you could see was a huge smile as he turned to his sister with a look that said “I did it!”
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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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Kreed and Skyler are two nonverbal teen boys on the autism spectrum. Now that they have crossed paths, the boys have found a special understanding within each other.
When I was seven years old, I was sure that if my brother’s autism didn’t exist, everything would be better.
The renowned psychologist Hans Asperger called his subjects the “little professors.” How much truth lies behind this assumption for those with Aspergers Syndrome?
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In his new book, “The Unbreakable Boy: a Father’s Fear, a Son’s Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love,” parent Scott LeRette shares story of his life with Austin, his eighteen-year-old son with autism.
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Today, Ariana Zurcher is hosting the Autism Positivity 2013 Flashblog event where anyone can contribute, seasoned blogger or not. This year’s theme is 1000 Ausome Things. The community-building project is a beautiful way to conclude Autism Awareness Month. Ariane Zurcher champions autism rights across the blogosphere with her personal writings, Emma’s Hope Book, and her […]
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by Stacy Bryan Autism is on the rise, especially Autism Spectrum Disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome. It is reported that about three quarters of those diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are male. A mere one out of ten are women. Upon my diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 32, I found myself inundated with […]
By Natalie Jaro To Read Part 1 & 2, click here. The Children’s Hospital recommended a psychiatrist who began Atticus on some medications for his ADHD. The medication negatively aggravated his emotional state so we changed his medications and doses a few times until we found a combination that seemed to produce only some positive […]
by Natalie Jaro To read Inside These Shoes, Part 1 Click Here My teaching was then interrupted when Atticus was born in the Fall of 1999. For the first years of his life I stayed home with him. It was around the age of one that I began to notice some unusual behavior. For one, […]