Day: October 28, 2017

Autismsupportnetwork.com: I am not Sheldon Cooper

Autismsupportnetwork.com: I am not Sheldon Cooper

Benny Netzer

Autistic people are often described as being “not disabled, but different.” As someone with autistic symptoms, I have an idea of what that means. I have trouble sometimes dealing with social interactions and reading facial and emotional cues, such as when I’m talking to someone and they employ

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Sfist.com: Burning Man Group Lends Shipping Container Dorms To House Fire Victims In Santa Rosa

Sfist.com: Burning Man Group Lends Shipping Container Dorms To House Fire Victims In Santa Rosa

Inside one of the shipping container dorms. Photo: Burners Without Borders

The group Burners Without Borders, along with the Burning Man camp called Camp Epic, are launching something in Santa Rosa called Oasis Village, on land that’s being offered by a local businessman. The idea is to provide temporary housing

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Dailyprogress.com: Q&A: Pediatric occupational, speech therapy practice helps to meet area need

Dailyprogress.com: Q&A: Pediatric occupational, speech therapy practice helps to meet area need

So tell me about your backgrounds.

Dailey. I’m the speech pathologist and I worked in the Albemarle County school system prior to this, so that’s where all of my experience has been.

Heilman. I’m the occupational therapist. My background is pretty diverse; I’ve worked in everything from neonates all

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Goodnewsnetwork.org: This Service Dog Has Become the Most Popular Worker on College Campus

Goodnewsnetwork.org: This Service Dog Has Become the Most Popular Worker on College Campus

If you see a beautiful black dog walking around the campus of the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, curb your temptation to pet her. The K9 isn’t someone’s pet or the university mascot—she’s working.

Galaxy is a 2-year-old service dog who helps Harrisburg University freshman Collin Butler manage

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Blog:Life with Aspergers- It takes two, two sides to every story (Relationships and Aspergers)

Blog:Life with Aspergers- It takes two, two sides to every story (Relationships and Aspergers)

It seems strange to say it but I’d never heard of Katy Perry until she hit the headlines for dressing “inappropriately” on Sesame Street back in 2010. Even then it was at least a couple of years before I listened to her music properly. Apart from her music, which I now love, I’ve also got another reason to really like her as an artist. She’s always defending those who are different and in 2012, she did

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Blog:The Secret Aspie- Chapter 2

Blog:The Secret Aspie- Chapter 2

The pain is starting to deaden and even though it flairs up at moments I know I will survive. But I will never be the same, and I doubt I will ever love anyone as much or show them as much of my soul.

You can say to me all you want that just because I wasn’t his special that I will be someones special out there. But I didn’t want to be someone else’s special,

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Deccanchronicle.com: Dr Shaun to the rescue!

Deccanchronicle.com: Dr Shaun to the rescue!

David Shore, acclaimed for creating television shows like House, Battle Creek and Sneaky Pete, recently added The Good Doctor to his burgeoning list of hits. The American medical drama, based on the Korean series of the same name follows the life of Dr Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore), a surgical

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Basingstokegazette.co.uk: Praise for Willow Tree Lodge, in Kempshott Lane, as it is rated 'good' by CQC

Basingstokegazette.co.uk: Praise for Willow Tree Lodge, in Kempshott Lane, as it is rated 'good' by CQC

A CARE provider in Basingstoke has retained a ‘good’ watchdog rating for one of its facilities.

Willow Tree Lodge, in Kempshott Lane, has been rated as ‘good’ in all five categories by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), keeping the same rating it received in 2016.

The facility helps people with

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Dailyrecord.co.uk: West Lothian charity Signpost marks 16th birthday with new sports partnership

Dailyrecord.co.uk: West Lothian charity Signpost marks 16th birthday with new sports partnership

West Lothian children’s charity Signpost has just marked its 16th birthday.

And to celebrate they held a ‘Sweet Sixteen’ AGM event at Livingston Rugby Club last Thursday (October 26).

Families of children with additional support needs came together to hear from guest speaker Jim Taylor, a renowned expert on autism,

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Decider.com: Jon Stewart's HBO Autism Benefit 'Night of Too Many Stars' Launches New Promo, Confirms More Participants

Decider.com: Jon Stewart's HBO Autism Benefit 'Night of Too Many Stars' Launches New Promo, Confirms More Participants

You may have heard about Jon Stewart‘s upcoming HBO comedy benefit, Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs, debuting Saturday, November 18th at 8PM. Presented in partnership with NEXT for AUTISM, the highly-anticipated show will include stand-up performances, sketches and short films. The live event has just

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Syracuse.com: Syracuse Stage's “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is remarkable and profound …

Syracuse.com: Syracuse Stage's “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is remarkable and profound …

Seeing Syracuse Stage’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is like putting on a costume. For two hours, you’re living in someone else’s skin, trying to comprehend the world from the perspective of a differently-ordered mind. Over the decades, stories told through an atypical lens have seized

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Timesfreepress.com: Police crisis training aims to calm, control situations

Timesfreepress.com: Police crisis training aims to calm, control situations

Crisis Intervention Team engage in role play Friday morning in the Chattanooga Police Department’s community room inside the Police Service Center on Amnicola.

Crisis Intervention Team engage in role play Friday…

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

The first thing officers did upon arrival was separate the

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Cbc.ca: Mock airport exercise eases travel fears for those with autism

Cbc.ca: Mock airport exercise eases travel fears for those with autism

The Charlottetown Airport and Autism Society of P.E.I. hosted a mock travel day designed to ease the travel process for individuals on the autism spectrum.

The mock travel day was inspired by the Autism Aviators event hosted by the Halifax International Airport Authority and Autism Nova Scotia.

“This is about bringing the opportunity of travel as a

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Blog:The Other Side- Cultural identity in the face of political suppression – a longer view of Spanish exile: thoughts on #Catalonia.

Blog:The Other Side- Cultural identity in the face of political suppression – a longer view of Spanish exile: thoughts on #Catalonia.

I’m revisiting my work from August 2017 in light of the Catalan question. 

Lately I feel muzzled. I’m taking a crash course in some of the issues surrounding the current turbulence in Spain, but my brain won’t make the stretch required and I don’t know how to talk about it. Yet, it’s become my job to respond with my art practice, I’m just taking my time getting there.

The debate (such as it is writ on

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Timesofmalta.com: Autism screening project launched

Timesofmalta.com: Autism screening project launched

Ministers Chris Fearne and Evarist Bartolo at yesterday’s launch. Photo: Jonathan Borg

A nationwide autism screening project was launched by the Education Ministry and the Health Ministry at the Żebbuġ primary school yesterday.

Autism is a condition that influences children’s communication, activities and interests. The programme, called ‘Lenti fuq l-iżvilupp

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Pressrepublican.com: Beyond mental illness

Pressrepublican.com: Beyond mental illness

PLATTSBURGH — You don’t just get sober and stay sober, Kaylah Marant said.

“You have to continue working on it,” she told those seated before her at Behavioral Health Services North.

“I have a year and four months clean, and I still have to be working on it every single day.

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