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Themighty.com: 5 People With Autism Who'd Shine At 'A Night of Too Many Stars'

Themighty.com: 5 People With Autism Who'd Shine At 'A Night of Too Many Stars'

Every year, a special event happens called A Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs where celebrities such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Olivia Munn, Adam Sandler and others from our community come together for a comedy benefit supporting NEXT for Autism. NEXT for Autism’s mission is

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Themighty.com: 4 Ways Christmas Affects Me and My Autism

Themighty.com: 4 Ways Christmas Affects Me and My Autism

Christmas. Sparkling lights, late nights, lots of festive atmosphere, drinking, eating and being merry. For many people, it’s bliss. For me, as someone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it’s anything but. People who loves Christmas don’t always understand why another person might not. I’m that person who often gets looked

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Themighty.com: Those With Autism Have a Higher Chance of Developing Epilepsy

Themighty.com: Those With Autism Have a Higher Chance of Developing Epilepsy

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. But in my family, awareness is year round.

When our younger son, Mickey, was diagnosed with autism, no one warned us there is a higher incidence of children with autism eventually developing epilepsy, too. Unfortunately, we soon discovered he was one of them.

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Themighty.com: Teen on the Autism Spectrum Creates 'An Aspie Life,' a Video Game About Autism

Themighty.com: Teen on the Autism Spectrum Creates 'An Aspie Life,' a Video Game About Autism

Seventeen-year-old Brad Hennessey wants to change the public perception of life on the autism spectrum. But rather than showing people a video or speaking about his experience, the Australian teen has something much more interactive planned. To fulfill his goal, Hennessey is launching “An Aspie Life,” a video game that lets

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Themighty.com: Depression Among Parents of Kids With Autism

Themighty.com: Depression Among Parents of Kids With Autism

Studies have shown that parents of kids with autism have stress levels similar to those of soldiers in active combat, and may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) like war veterans. One of the reasons for this is the constant state of alertness we are in, wherein we are constantly on the lookout for “threats” against our children. Only, in our

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Themighty.com: Man on the Autism Spectrum, Kelvin Smith, to Compete on 'Jeopardy'

Themighty.com: Man on the Autism Spectrum, Kelvin Smith, to Compete on 'Jeopardy'

Kelvin Smith, a Birmingham, Alabama man on the autism spectrum, will compete on “Jeopardy” this Tuesday.

“As of the age of 10, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s,” Smith told Trebek in a promotional clip released ahead of Tuesday’s episode. “What that entails basically is I have a really hard time

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