Day: July 2, 2017

Blog:The Other Side- Square pegs – a touch of the 'normals'. #autism

Photo by Stu Allsop – at RE:collections exhibition 2016 with my installation. 

And lo, it came to pass that one day in the later decades of my life I experienced a touch of the ‘normals’.

But please don’t worry – I am quite okay. In fact I’m more than okay. I’m frankly energised in ways I don’t yet fully comprehend.

And again – don’t worry – I haven’t been ‘cured’ of my autism or

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Fox9.com: New Minnesota laws now in effect

Fox9.com: New Minnesota laws now in effect

(KMSP) – Several new laws went into effect July 1, including benefits for those diagnosed with autism, a ban on state vendors boycotting Israel and more.

According to the new laws, adults younger than 21 who have autism or a related condition now have access to the same intensive treatment

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Spokesman.com: Business Beat

Spokesman.com: Business Beat

Banking

Banner Bank has recognized nine Spokane-area employees as Banner Bank’s Best. They are: Oana Norman and Alisa Hensley, vice presidents; Rachelle Green, assistant vice president; Chad Kubik and Christi Kile, loan officers; Dustin Balam, Jackie Scotch and Linnea Tibbetts, personal bankers; and Marcy Bennett, loan officer. The award recipients

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Ghanastar.com: Akufo-Addo's Daughters Join Forces With Glam Africa To Support Children With Autism

Ghanastar.com: Akufo-Addo's Daughters Join Forces With Glam Africa To Support Children With Autism

Three sisters, Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, Valerie Obaze, and Edwina Akufo-Addo, with diverse experiences and skills, have come together to put the spotlight on autism and support scores of children on the Spectrum, cared for at the Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre (AACT) in Accra.

Autism is a highly variable

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Blog:Mama Pineapple- Our little patch of green

[Image description: a collage of four photographs, depicting freshly harvested produce from a small personal garden. Clockwise from top left: a hand holding five ripe red strawberries; a lime green plastic bucket, about a quarter full of new potatoes, still with soil on them; a metal colander containing an assortment of fresh salad leaves and one red nasturtium flower: a plastic containing more salad leaves (rocket, cress and edible flowers (nasturtiums and rocket flowers).]

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Washingtontimes.com: Class prepares drivers with autism for traffic stops

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) – Sheriff’s deputies and a hospital’s occupational therapists in an Illinois suburban city launched the first of what they hope will be a series of classes to prepare drivers with developmental disorders for traffic stops.

The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/2t69OwK ) reports the course hosted by Marianjoy Rehabilitation

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Postandcourier.com: Black law clerk switches gears after Dylann Roof trial to stay in Charleston

Christopher Bryant sat in his usual seat raised above a federal courtroom last fall when Dylann Roof walked toward a podium before him.

Bryant, a black law clerk for the presiding judge, knew well the racist ideology the self-avowed white supremacist used to explain why he killed nine worshippers at Emanuel AME

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Blog:The Greatest Adventure- J2: The Happiness Jar

I have a Happiness Jar. I found this idea on Pinterest last year and decided to put it into practise in 2017. For the first few months I diligently and eagerly wrote down the things that happened that made me happy, things such as creating my blog, publishing my first post, my first like, my first positive comment, Thomas learning to ride a bike, a good lunch with my mother, talking to a close

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Blog:The Greatest Adventure- J1: Julybilation for Beginners

Easy one today. Sooo easy. The sun is back! After days of grey skies, cool temperatures and frequent, long showers of rain, we have blue sky and fluffy white clouds and seasonal temperatures. What could be better than catching that warm scent of life and growing things through an open window, the sun shining into your room? Happy days!

The boy had a lovely day in his bedroom playing The Incredible Hulk vs Dinosaurs.

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Salon.com: Autism and the workplace: Adults with autism are the fastest growing group among the neurodiverse workforces

Salon.com: Autism and the workplace: Adults with autism are the fastest growing group among the neurodiverse workforces

Excerpted with permission from “The Autism Job Club” by Michael S. Bernick and Richard Holden. Copyright 2015, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

This book is about building a better structure of employment for adults with autism.

It addresses how adults with

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