Category Archives: Personal Essay

Stemina goes to CAMP

Screening for autism in children has recently been a large debate in the ASD research community, revolving around the issue of effectiveness the screening has for accurate diagnosis. Another form of screening has recently gained attention for focusing on autism screening using biologically based methods.  In 2015, the National Institute of Mental Health provided Stemina […]

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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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Twin Sister Gives Her Brother a Day to Remember

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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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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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Two Nonverbal Teens Form Special Bond

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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.

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