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Surfing and autism

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Andy’s love for surfing was born when he moved to Florida right before third grade. It’s frustrating to be a surfer on the Florida panhandle, where surfable waves are few and far between. Around here, you take what you can get.

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City says pig that helps Asperger’s boy must go

Like many 9-year-olds, Julian Gil is proud to show off his family pet. Chandler officials have told Arlene Gil, whose son suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, that the child can no longer keep a pot-bellied pig as a pet, though the family claims the pig … …read more

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I’ll miss you

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This past Tuesday was Dominic’s first day of sixth grade. The hubby, Lauren and I were all part of the send off “crew.” Shortly before his bus came to pick him up, we were explaining to Dominic that when he came back home (he had a half-day), Lauren would need …read more

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Brown’s Harvest in Windsor hosts autism private farm experience

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Visiting a pumpkin patch, navigating a … …read more

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James Wan to produce ‘Boy Who Drew Monsters’ film

The book, published in 2014, centered on a 10-year-old boy who suffers from Aspergers as well as agoraphobia. But he also develops the ability to bring to life whatever he draws, which unfortunately happens to be monsters. The boys best friend, his parents … …read more

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(Extra) Ordinary

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Dental visits, grocery shopping, washing dishes, doing laundry, bill paying are just a few of the many humdrum tasks we can’t wait to cross off our endless to-do lists. Most of us have to muster up motivation to keep up with the ever-growing tasks life demands of us on a …read more

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Autism awareness walk draws thousands to Jones Beach

Thousands of people turned out at Jones Beach despite chilly, windy weather Sunday morning to draw awareness to autism. The Walk Now For Autism Speaks started at 9 a.m. with participants taking a 3-mile walk along the boardwalk. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New … …read more

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Why I gave a $5.00 tip to the barber

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Dominic has been to a barber shop exactly twice. The first time, my husband and I took him to the local Meijer barber shop and he gagged and cried so much, we had to leave. The second time, he bolted out of the barber shop and almost ran into the …read more

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Maggie the pig keeps this boy calm. Chandler wants to take her away

Chandler officials have told Arlene Gil, whose son suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, that the child can no longer keep a pot-bellied pig as a pet, though the family claims the pig provides emotional support for the 9-year-old. Chandler family has been told … …read more

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Bedroom visits

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Places old bring me peace,
Autism can rest in their presence.
Places free from voices battling
Places free from faces dancing
Places free from painful people.
Places with patterns
that fold but never dip.
Places with repeats
that build but never skip.
Counting only heartbeats,
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Ava White students benefit from active lessons

“We’ve got students with Aspergers, with central auditory processing disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, attention deficit disorder, speech and language programs,” White said. “That pretty much runs the whole gambit I think.” Along with the swimming … …read more

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Fresher’s Week: An Asperger Experience

12 months ago on my first night at University I made my way down to the campus bar alone, I excitedly bought a pint of my favourite cider and within 10 minutes of arriving was making my way back to my flat still alone- this is how I spent the …read more

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To the mom at the music school

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I know that you felt uncomfortable in the music school waiting room last Wednesday night. I saw you shifting in your seat, like you would rather have been anywhere else in the world, but where you were.

When I started talking to my friend in the wheelchair, I could …read more

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