Day: September 24, 2017

Easttennessean.com: Autism Society Community Center

Easttennessean.com: Autism Society Community Center

The Autism Society Community Center in Johnson City has recently become a local resource for the improvement of lives for community members with autism and their families. The center is dedicated to providing a place where those with autism and their families can be themselves without fearing judgment or restraint.

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- Shouldn't you be out on a ledge somewhere?

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- Shouldn't you be out on a ledge somewhere?

I burned out.  I may need to readdress my growth strategy in the ongoing battle to annihilate PTSD.  Statistically, it’s sound.  However, it takes an incredible toll on me.  I’m not recovered enough to decide.  I’ve pulled back as far as I’m able.  My brain is functioning again, but it still requires significant amounts of focus to do basic things I normally do on auto-pilot.

I’m recovered enough to recognize things I miss when I’m forcing

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Abc.net.au: Asperger's syndrome: How 'Aspie' diagnosis slipped past world expert Tony Attwood

Abc.net.au: Asperger's syndrome: How 'Aspie' diagnosis slipped past world expert Tony Attwood

Related Story: Why many women with ‘high-functioning’ autism are left undiagnosed

How did a world expert in autism miss a diagnosis right under his nose?

That’s the question that Professor Tony Attwood still mulls over and deeply regrets.

The clinical psychologist is recognised as a leading authority in the diagnosis

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Oregonlive.com: TV This Week: 'Star Trek: Discovery' premieres; 'Will & Grace'; 'Young Sheldon'

Oregonlive.com: TV This Week: 'Star Trek: Discovery' premieres; 'Will & Grace'; 'Young Sheldon'

SUNDAY

“60 Minutes”: The 50th anniversary season premiere features stories about Senator John McCain, hurricane destruction and Oprah Winfrey making her debut as a “special contributor,” with a report on the political divide in the U.S. (7 p.m. CBS/6)

“Star Trek: Discovery”: The newest entry in the “Star Trek” TV

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Crimeonline.com: Two childcare workers arrested for taunting, abusing autistic boy in Snapchat video

Crimeonline.com: Two childcare workers arrested for taunting, abusing autistic boy in Snapchat video

Two women were arrested on Friday for reportedly taunting and abusing an 8-year-old autistic boy as he hid under a table at Florida daycare center. One of the suspects recorded the disturbing incident and posted it on Snapchat.

Fox News reports authorities arrested Kaderrica Smith, 26, and Alexus Henderson, 20. Both

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Fosters.com: Lend a Hand: Volunteer HQ is the place for local volunteering

Fosters.com: Lend a Hand: Volunteer HQ is the place for local volunteering

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Healthimpactnews.com: World Renowned Genetics Doctor Sees Relationship Between Fetal Cells Used in Vaccines and Increasing Autism Rates

Healthimpactnews.com: World Renowned Genetics Doctor Sees Relationship Between Fetal Cells Used in Vaccines and Increasing Autism Rates

Dr. Theresa Deisher. Image source.

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Dr. Theresa Deisher recently granted an interview with the VAXXED team to discuss, among other things, vaccines and autism.

Theresa Deisher, Ph.D., is the president of Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI), a cutting edge biomedical research organization.

Dr. Deisher is a genetic engineer with over

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Video:AUTISTIC WEREWOLF- #3 AUTISTIC WEREWOLF – VOLUNTEERING TAUGHT ME TO BE A PAID WORKER!

Video:AUTISTIC WEREWOLF- #3 AUTISTIC WEREWOLF – VOLUNTEERING TAUGHT ME TO BE A PAID WORKER!

Human beings are the craziest things you will ever encounter. Studying human habits was vital to my being a successful in the human workplace. Volunteering to help others in need taught me vital social skills especially empathy.

It was mentally ill, convicted felons and homeless people that taught me to care about the sick and vulnerable in society. I still lack appropriate empathy but, I’m much more caring now than I used to be. I’m successful today because of the good people I met and the great organizations encountered during my years volunteering.

I owe so many great people for instructing me in the humanities. I’m still cold blooded and harsh by the standards of most humans but, I’m far more empathetic today than I was even just a few years ago. Today I’m a new compassionate man compared to the angry black hearted cold blooded antisocial misanthrope I was in youth. Volunteering showed me how to care.

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Blog:This Woman is Different- I'm not just Socially Awkward

Blog:This Woman is Different- I'm not just Socially Awkward

Socially different. That’s a great phrase from an inspiring autistic writer.

Autism and expectations

When I tell people I’m autistic it usually goes one of two ways; either they can’t make me fit into their idea of what autism is and completely reject it, or they mark me down as “socially awkward” and leave it there.

It explains my lack of constant contact, it explains my monologuing about things that interest me, it explains

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Video:AUTISTIC WEREWOLF- #2 THE AUTISTIC WEREWOLF – YOU MUST LOVE YOUR WHOLE AUTISTIC SELF OR ELSE!

Video:AUTISTIC WEREWOLF- #2 THE AUTISTIC WEREWOLF – YOU MUST LOVE YOUR WHOLE AUTISTIC SELF OR ELSE!

Living on the autism spectrum is difficult. From an early age autistic people are too often made to feel lacking by well meaning neurotypicals. Finding the ability to love ourselves, build self confidence and find joy in our life and experiences is supremely difficult.

Yet without the ability to love our whole autistic self, without the ability to build an unshakable self confidence we are doomed before we start. I love the autistic werewolf today but this was not always the case. I spent my first 41 years hating myself. Mine was a life completely devoid of joy! I looked to neurotypicals to validate me and they instead always found me lacking.

The foundation of success as an autistic person is to teach yourself to love yourself with a joy that no neurotypical and no challenge can steal. The foundation of success is to pick the job that focuses your natural autistic strengths on a needed task you enjoy to an extent few others can rival. Don’t just survive with autism THRIVE with autism. Don’t be a disabled quitter be an autistic survivor.

If you want to get a job the most important skill you must master is to love your whole autistic self. You must be self affirming of both who you are and your ability to do your job. You must be unashamed of the passion and joy you bring to the job. If you can’t love yourself honestly and openly as an autistic adult you might be a little successful BUT you will never reach your full potential.

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Video:AUTISTIC WEREWOLF- THE AUTISTIC WEREWOLF – MY EXPERIENCES  INSIGHTS ON JOBS & CAREERS

Video:AUTISTIC WEREWOLF- THE AUTISTIC WEREWOLF – MY EXPERIENCES INSIGHTS ON JOBS & CAREERS

The hardest challenge of living with autism for me was finding, getting and holding a paying job. It was even harder to build a lasting career as an autistic person. I searched online and there are very few actual people living with autism who talk about the unique challenges we face looking trying to fit in the neurotypical workplace as a paid employee. People on the spectrum want jobs and ache to contribute in meaningful ways to our economic and social life just like everyone else.

Fewer people living on the spectrum enter the workforce and very few are very successful in the work force by neurotypical standards. Yes I am VERY successful in my career by most neurotypical standards but, I am still rare. What made me successful in the workplace took years of effort, research and perseverance to achieve but I did it.

I share in this series that it is possible for an autistic person to be successful in the neurotypical workplace but, I am realistic when I say it is not easy. My grip on life in the neurotypical workplace is forever tenuous and unsure yet still I rise smiling in the face of the the challenge each day.

The first thing an autistic person must do is, Get Their Mind Right!” That’s the title of the next video in my autistic werewolf getting a job building a career series.

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Capegazette.com: SoDel Cares donates $4000 to Surfers Healing

Capegazette.com: SoDel Cares donates $4000 to Surfers Healing

SoDel Cares, a nonprofit foundation, recently donated $4,000 to Surfers Healing, which holds volunteer-staffed surf camps for more than 4,500 children with autism. Founded in 1969 in Southern California, the organization holds a Surfers Healing Day in Ocean City, Md. Rehoboth Beach-based Quiet Storm is an active participant.

“We appreciate

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