Day: October 24, 2017

Ajc.com: APS police report: Special ed teacher hit student 'with a closed fist'

Ajc.com: APS police report: Special ed teacher hit student 'with a closed fist'

Atlanta Public Schools officials will schedule a dismissal hearing to consider the future of an autism teacher who allegedly hit a student as more details about the incident emerged.

Special education autism teacher Angela Christian was temporarily reassigned from her duties at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School after she

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Citynews.ca: Boy's problems bringing iPad to school a bigger issue, autism advocate says

Citynews.ca: Boy's problems bringing iPad to school a bigger issue, autism advocate says

The mother of a non-verbal, six-year-old boy with autism said until CityNews got involved, his Brampton school would not allow him to bring his iPad to class — the best way for him to communicate and express his needs. 

Tara Bourgeois said she had been asking Homestead Public School for the concession since the

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Timesunion.com: New life-saving program now available for autism families, seniors!

Timesunion.com: New life-saving program now available for autism families, seniors!

Partnering with the Schenectady Police Department, we can now provide a mechanism for the safe return home of people who may have trouble communicating with law enforcement and first responders. This year we successfully launched the life-saving ‘Take Me Home’ program that is now available to local families of people

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I was in the middle of a game of Parcheesi with an old blind man, and I excused myself to call my friend as he was very depressed lately because he never became a banker.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I was in the middle of a game of Parcheesi with an old blind man, and I excused myself to call my friend as he was very depressed lately because he never became a banker.”

Dear geniuses, you’re in for it this time.  I’m in a mood.  Which means I’m not myself; except I’m autistic, which means I’m too myself.  You’ve been warned.  I’m feeling harassed.  I hate this aggressive recruiting in the AI field.  I know I gush over Jeff Bezos sometimes, and Amazon often, but he’s one of the most brilliant minds in commerce, presently.  Despite that, I wouldn’t work for him.  He’s fascinating.  But we don’t see

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Citynews.ca: Autistic boy's problems bringing iPad to school highlights bigger issue, advocate says

Citynews.ca: Autistic boy's problems bringing iPad to school highlights bigger issue, advocate says

The mother of a non-verbal, six-year-old boy with autism says until CityNews got involved, his Brampton school would not allow him to bring his iPad to class — the best way for him to communicate and express his needs. 

Tara Bourgeois says she had been asking Homestead Public School for the concession since the

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Conwaydailysun.com: Asperger's Parents Support Group to meet Oct. 26

Conwaydailysun.com: Asperger's Parents Support Group to meet Oct. 26

CONWAY — The Asperger’s Parents Support Group invites all parents of children and young adults on the autism spectrum and all interested individuals, including police department personnel, fire departments, emergency service workers, criminal defense attorneys and school personnel, to its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Digitaljournal.com: New app changes how autism is diagnosed: Interview

Digitaljournal.com: New app changes how autism is diagnosed: Interview

Trayt is designed for caregivers and physicians who care for people with neurodevelopmental and other brain and behavioral disorders. The app is based on a unique and proprietary approach that uncovers connections between the brain, body and behavior of these patients. The program enables more accurate patient assessment, targeted treatments,

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Blog:Losing It Slowly- Normal- Living with Petunia Dursley

Blog:Losing It Slowly- Normal- Living with Petunia Dursley

I have begun to hate the word normal.  I am not sure when, but at some point the word normal has seemed to have gone from something that is said to imply average, to something that is said only as a negative. Like to say it is normal to get up in the morning, and to have a normal schedule. To get ready at a normal time.  This is said, to imply that someone is

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Kfyrtv.com: 20-year prison sentence for man who sexually assaulted boy with autism

Kfyrtv.com: 20-year prison sentence for man who sexually assaulted boy with autism

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot man will spend the next two decades behind bars after he admitted earlier this year to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy with developmental disabilities.

Fifty-three-year-old Darrell Midkiff pleaded guilty in June to the AA felony charge of gross sexual imposition.

Investigators say that Midkiff’s son

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Themighty.com: Potential Florida Serial Killer Shoots 3, Including Man on the Autism Spectrum

Themighty.com: Potential Florida Serial Killer Shoots 3, Including Man on the Autism Spectrum

A series of murders over the past two weeks in Seminole Heights, a residential section of Tampa, Florida, has residents on edge. Three people have been killed by gunshot, including Anthony Naiboa, a 20-year-old on the autism spectrum.

The police believe the killings are linked based on the timing and proximity of

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Nbherard.com: Autism Organization to Hold Autism Acceptance Fundraiser on November 3, 2017 With Comedy …

Nbherard.com: Autism Organization to Hold Autism Acceptance Fundraiser on November 3, 2017 With Comedy …

Press Release – updated: Oct 24, 2017 13:12 EDT

NEW YORK, NY, October 24, 2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) – Autism Organization to Hold Autism Acceptance Fundraiser on November 3, 2017 with Comedy Performance by Kirk Smith, Mike Gaffney, and Joe Fernandes

Special Citizens, a New York nonprofit organization that

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