How do autistic children survive as adults?

August 17, 2009
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How do autistic children survive as adults? Families complain there is not enough support and a postcode lottery syndrome for sufferers of autistic-spectrum disorder…. Peter Griffin is 29, he has an IQ of 159, a degree in astrophysics, and a gallows humour about his Asperger’s syndrome, an autistic-spectrum disorder that makes social interaction so difficult […]

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College for autistics? Count me in!

August 4, 2009
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Oh, I wish I could have gone to the new College for autistics at Cal. State University. Of course this flies in the face of inclusive education, but there is a time and place for everything. If this is a research experiment that will help understand how differently Auties and Aspies need to be educated, […]

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H1N1 and other flu viruses linked to autism, schizophrenia | The Autism News

July 30, 2009
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H1N1 and other flu viruses linked to autism, schizophrenia | The Autism News Dr. Hossein Fatemi has been testing the H1N1 virus and its impact on fetal development for over 10 years. His findings provide an important link between viral infections in pregnant women and profound mental disease in their offspring. The H1N1 swine flu […]

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Teenager convinces airline bosses that he is an aviation tycoon | The Autism News

July 20, 2009
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Teenager convinces airline bosses that he is an aviation tycoon | The Autism News The police will not be taking action against the teenager, who is reported to suffer from a form of autism and to be able to recall the exact detail of every airline’s flight schedule. Gotta love that. Never would have occurred […]

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Challenging popular myths about autism | The Autism News

July 19, 2009
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Challenging popular myths about autism | The Autism News Myth #1: All autistic people are nonverbal and low functioning. Myth #2: Autism is a mental illness. Myth #3: Autistic people lack empathy. Myth #4: Autistic people are antisocial. Myth #5: Autistic people don’t make eye contact because they don’t care about what people have to […]

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Actor Musician Jack Black – Autism Song Debut

May 14, 2009
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HealthZone.ca – Mind & Mood – Asperger’s theory does about-face , Rather than ignoring others, researchers think spectrum sufferers care too much

May 14, 2009
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I’m glad someone else said this. I’m tired of being told that I lack empathy… HealthZone.ca – Mind & Mood – Asperger’s theory does about-face , Rather than ignoring others, researchers think spectrum sufferers care too much A groundbreaking study suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s do not lack empathy – rather, they […]

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Autism Ready?

May 5, 2009
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Autism Ready is a new family resource site by a colleague of mine at Ryerson University… also named Jason. It is interesting to see someone’s new site, since people often don’t do that sort of thing any more. I like to see things in process, under development, not fully polished. I like it especially when […]

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Missing Aspie boy rides bike to Sydney

April 16, 2009
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I found this on the Wrong Planet website: Missing Qld boy rides bike to Sydney A 15-year-old Brisbane boy with Asperger’s syndrome who went missing for two weeks has been found in Sydney, after riding his bike more than 950km down the Pacific Highway…. He had as good a reason as any for the epic […]

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Ann Bauer on autism, violence

April 2, 2009
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Ann Bauer on autism, violence | Salon Life The monster inside my son For years I thought of his autism as beautiful and mysterious. But when he turned unspeakably violent, I had to question everything I knew. By Ann Bauer I scan the story while standing, my coffee forgotten. Trudy Steuernagel, a faculty member in […]

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