Day: August 17, 2017

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I want you to have this job, of course sodomy is a prerequisite.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I want you to have this job, of course sodomy is a prerequisite.”

My prodigy is blowing my mind on a near daily basis.  She’s been having fun testing my memory.  I suspect she’ll grow bored of this soon.  I’m humoring her because I used to do similar experiments.  The human brain is so fascinating.  I used to “test” the foster babies as a kid.  My parents would inform me of their condition, and I’d design an experiment to determine its accuracy.  I remember when Angelique came to

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Blog:Well Owl Be- orange and black

Blog:Well Owl Be- orange and black

Yesterday I wore jeans and it was hot. Today I am wearing shorts and it’s cold.

It’s cold, the wind is blowing, my eyes are watering…. I think I’ll move to Australia.

Meanwhile my son is taking his final swim lesson of the season and I’m marveling at his new ability to dive off the board into 12 ft deep water and swim to the edge unassisted. He’s 7. 

That’s as far as I got.

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Mdcoastdispatch.com: 'It's all about the kids. We just want them to have an amazing day and we want the families to feel …

Mdcoastdispatch.com: 'It's all about the kids. We just want them to have an amazing day and we want the families to feel …

Surfers Healing co-founder Izzy Paskowitz celebrates with a surfer after a nice ride on Wednesday. Photo by Steve Green

OCEAN CITY – Surfers Healing returned to the beaches of Ocean City this week for a day-long surfing camp that gives children with autism and their families a sense of

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Blog:Pharaohs World!- The Follower Phenomenon

Blog:Pharaohs World!- The Follower Phenomenon

So..

Here’s the nub of it. 

I’m followed by some cool people but, amongst them, are two people who, it seems, absolutely refuse to interact with me. 

They’ll post a thread on Twitter. I’ll join in. I’ll answer their questions. I’ll say hi. 

All ignored. 

“Oh they probably just missed you” 

Really ? 

Missed me but managed to respond to those both before and after me in said thread. 

Is it my aftershave ? My

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Buzzfeed.com: 20 Helpful Tips For Raising Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Buzzfeed.com: 20 Helpful Tips For Raising Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorder

We asked parents in the BuzzFeed Community to share their advice for raising autistic kids, but also had siblings, educators, and autistic adults sharing their advice, too. Here’s all their great wisdom!

Oh, a quick note: Autism spectrum disorder will mean something different for each kid, parent, and family.

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Wtxl.com: New school for autistic children opens in Tallahassee

Wtxl.com: New school for autistic children opens in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A new private school for autistic children recently opened in Tallahassee and will accept up to 15 students this academic year.

The Inspire Autism Academy specializes in kindergarten through seventh grade. Unlike most other schools, the school will have no standardized testing. Such testing, school officials

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Mentalfloss.com: Supermarket Introduces 'Quiet Hour' to Help Customers With Autism Feel at Ease

Mentalfloss.com: Supermarket Introduces 'Quiet Hour' to Help Customers With Autism Feel at Ease

People all over the world have started swallowing worms, and not because anybody dared them to do it. Now, according to Discover magazine, Germany may become one of the first countries to legalize this controversial treatment.

It’s called helminthic therapy: an intentional parasite infection that (theoretically) suppresses an overactive immune

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Newjerseystage.com: Autism Speaks and PokerStars NJ host Chip in for Autism

Newjerseystage.com: Autism Speaks and PokerStars NJ host Chip in for Autism

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — The New Jersey chapter of Autism Speaks will host Chip in for Autism, presented by PokerStars NJ at historic White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on Saturday, October 21 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. A grand cocktail reception, jazz, poker and casino-style table games will be among the highlights. Proceeds will benefit

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Distractify.com: This Supermarket Just Introduced A 'Quiet Hour' For Customers With Autism

Distractify.com: This Supermarket Just Introduced A 'Quiet Hour' For Customers With Autism

There’s a slow-growing trend of businesses creating special time slots for customers with autism where they can freely browse without having to worry about the hustle and bustle of crowds.

Now, Autism Spectrum Australia has teamed up with the popular supermarket franchise Coles to introduce a “Quiet Hour” so

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Standard.co.uk: Chelsea doctor suspended over claims he administered 'dangerous' autism treatment to children

Standard.co.uk: Chelsea doctor suspended over claims he administered 'dangerous' autism treatment to children

A doctor at a private clinic in Chelsea has been suspended over claims he administered dangerous and discredited treatments to autistic children.

Dr David O’Connell charged hundreds of pounds for sessions to provide consultations for parents hoping for a “cure” their child’s autism.

But he is accused of offering them injections

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Thesun.co.uk: The Chase's Governess Anne Hegerty looks unrecognisable on Loose Women as she reveals her …

Thesun.co.uk: The Chase's Governess Anne Hegerty looks unrecognisable on Loose Women as she reveals her …

THE Chase’s Anne Hegerty – aka The Governess – looked unrecognisable on Loose Women today as she appeared on the show with a glamorous makeover to speak about her struggles with autism.

The 59-year-old trivia genius and former journalist revealed she realised that she had autism while watching a TV

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