Month: August 2017

Niagara-gazette.com: Thinking differently about autism, disability awareness

Niagara-gazette.com: Thinking differently about autism, disability awareness

LEWISTON – Marc Molinaro, county executive of Dutchess County, came to Niagara University on Friday with an initiative that concerns not only his constituents but members of the community statewide.

It’s called “Think Differently” and it attempts to break down the barriers for those living on the autistic spectrum as

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Macombdaily.com: Former Detroit Tiger to attend golf fundraiser for autism support

Macombdaily.com: Former Detroit Tiger to attend golf fundraiser for autism support

Retired Detroit Tigers catcher and current broadcaster Jim Price will be on hand for a charity golf outing Monday in Sterling Heights to benefit a non-profit organization that supports individuals with autism.

Roger’s Roost sports bar/restaurant is hosting its eighth annual Golf Outing at Maple Lane Golf Course, both in

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Blog:Well Owl Be- in hiding

Blog:Well Owl Be- in hiding

When my brother and I were growing up, my Mom would occasionally loose it.  What I mean to say is, she might raise her voice.  Then she’d lock herself in the bedroom and sob.  I don’t know how long she’d stay in there, honestly – I’m looking back through at least 20 years of time into a child’s memories.  It was an immediate “Oh Shit” from my brother and me – though we definitely would

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- That doesn't work, we'll give 'em Kramer!

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- That doesn't work, we'll give 'em Kramer!

Fucking Nazi’s.  Since writing my open letter to the tiki torch-carrying losers, more information about their actions has been revealed through photos and video footage.  And of course, the murder of Heather Heyer.  I can’t pretend to be as shocked as most seem.  The overwhelming ignorance of oppression in America is like forcing the oppressed to smoke two packs of non-filtered cigarettes a day.  We can barely fucking breathe, and people think we experience the

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Video:Fathering Autism- Autism Mom Quits Parenting | Behind The Scenes #2 May 10th 2017

Video:Fathering Autism- Autism Mom Quits Parenting | Behind The Scenes #2 May 10th 2017

Here’s another of the behind the scenes clips from a few months ago. Sometimes you just don’t feel like parenting anymore. This autism mom quits parenting and throws in the towel. It’s just yogurt.

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Send2press.com: Geek Club Books for Autism is selected to Receive 2017 JL Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant

Send2press.com: Geek Club Books for Autism is selected to Receive 2017 JL Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Geek Club Books, a 501(c)(3) focused on autism education and empowerment, today announced that it has been selected to receive the J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant for 2017/18. The Grants, launched in 2000 by Neotrope® helps worthy causes raise visibility to

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Thenewstribune.com: Former JBLM soldier raped a 2-year-old child with autism. Now he's going to prison

Thenewstribune.com: Former JBLM soldier raped a 2-year-old child with autism. Now he's going to prison

A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for videotaping himself raping a 2-year-old child with autism.

Luis Alberto Morales, 42, will also have lifetime supervision after he is released and must register as a sex offender. He pleaded guilty in May

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Theglobeandmail.com: John Doyle: Netflix's Atypical is a grown-up dramedy about autism

Theglobeandmail.com: John Doyle: Netflix's Atypical is a grown-up dramedy about autism

Another week, another launch of a new Netflix series. This weekend, it’s the superhero-posse show The Defenders, a Marvel Comics thing with lame quips and ludicrously staged posterior kicking of no-goodniks.

Previous Marvel-inspired series have concentrated on one hero figure, most notably and successfully, Jessica Jones, marvellously played with humour

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Neurosciencenews.com: CRISPR Advances Autism Research

Neurosciencenews.com: CRISPR Advances Autism Research

Summary: Using CRISPR gene editing technology, researchers target the Shank3 gene in monkey embryos. Research backs previous findings of the importance of the Shank3 gene for brain development and its role in autism.

Source: Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Autism is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social communication,

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- Autistic blogger on the joy of stimming

Blog:Neuro Wonderful- Autistic blogger on the joy of stimming

[Image: A photo of my face. I am looking directly into the camera and smiling.] 

The marvellous El Jones interviewed me for CBC Tapestry’s special summer series. My interview was one part of a two-part episode on neurodiversity.

You can listen to the recording (33:44) at the link above. The episode airs on radio August 20.

Content warning for ableist language and discussions of bullying.

I can’t find a transcript on the CBC website yet,

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Wmicentral.com: Hairdressers add kindness, style into their haircuts

Wmicentral.com: Hairdressers add kindness, style into their haircuts

Most professions have some specific skills and traits that are necessary to ensure success.

The hairdressing profession is no exception. Becoming a quality professional requires intensive training, extensive knowledge, highly honed skills and artistic creativity. But to truly excel in the profession requires so much more.

It requires patience and

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Modbee.com: Jeanne Hardin: Suggesting Trump on austism spectrum disrespectful on two counts

Modbee.com: Jeanne Hardin: Suggesting Trump on austism spectrum disrespectful on two counts

Re “We should pray for Trump’s recovery” (Letters, Aug. 18): The writer comments that President Donald Trump “might be on the autism spectrum with Asperger’s syndrome due to comments he has made.” It is apparent this writer exhibits prejudice and is misinformed about autism, inferring that if you make inappropriate

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Spectrumnews.org: Spheres of cells reveal which drugs can enter brains

Spectrumnews.org: Spheres of cells reveal which drugs can enter brains

Model behavior: Spheres that mimic the blood-brain barrier are wrapped in endothelial cells (green), which line blood vessels in the brain.

Courtesy of Choi-Fong Cho / Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

A new method reveals which drugs can cross the cellular barrier that separates the brain from the

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