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Themighty.com: Police Find Body Believed To Be Maddox Ritch, Missing North Carolina Boy With Autism

Themighty.com: Police Find Body Believed To Be Maddox Ritch, Missing North Carolina Boy With Autism

According to a tweet from the FBI in Charlotte, N.C., authorities believe they have found the body of Maddox Ritch. Maddox, a 6-year-old boy with non-verbal autism, was first reported missing on Saturday from Rankin Lake Park park in North Carolina. He was with his father, Ian Ritch, and Ian’s

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Themighty.com: JAMA Pediatrics Article Uses 'Physician Acquired Autism' to Describe Doctors Who Lack Compassion

Themighty.com: JAMA Pediatrics Article Uses 'Physician Acquired Autism' to Describe Doctors Who Lack Compassion

An opinion piece published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics about “acquired physician autism” has infuriated both the autism and medical communities for its insensitive stereotyping of autism.

The article, “The Electronic Health Record and Acquired Physician Autism,” was written by Dr. Peter Loper Jr., who works in the department of neuropsychiatry

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Themighty.com: 'Atypical' Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: 'Pants on Fire'

Themighty.com: 'Atypical' Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: 'Pants on Fire'

Episode four of “Atypical” deals with lying. Many on the autism spectrum have trouble with lying and Sam (Keir Gilchrist) is no exception. The episode opens with the guidance counselor reading Sam’s college application essay in which he describes seeing a girl’s boobs as his greatest accomplishment. His guidance counselor

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Themighty.com: 'Atypical' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: 'Little Dude and the Lion'

Themighty.com: 'Atypical' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: 'Little Dude and the Lion'

Episode three opens with Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine) jogging alongside her boyfriend Evan (Graham Rogers). They flirt and Casey suggests that maybe they’re taking things too fast. Evan says that they can go slower for their “second first time.”

The scene cuts to Sam (Keir Gilchrist) standing by his locker. He

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Themighty.com: Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler Star in Sia's Upcoming Film About an Autistic Teen

Themighty.com: Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler Star in Sia's Upcoming Film About an Autistic Teen

Singer Sia Furler is taking off her usual wig and putting a new cap on, directing her first feature film. It’s a musical called “Sister” and will star 15-year-old Maddie Ziegler as an autistic teen.

Ziegler, who starred in the reality show “Dance Moms,” has danced in numerous music videos

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Themighty.com: #TakeTheMaskOff Campaign Created to Encourage Autistics to 'Unmask'

Themighty.com: #TakeTheMaskOff Campaign Created to Encourage Autistics to 'Unmask'

Most everyone knows what it’s like to adapt to a social situation or change your behavior slightly to make a good first impression. Sometimes, this leads to what many in the autism community call “masking.” No matter if you’re neurodiverse or neurotypical, most of us have tweaked our personality in certain

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Themighty.com: Netflix Announces Return Date for Second Season of 'Atypical'

Themighty.com: Netflix Announces Return Date for Second Season of 'Atypical'

Season two of Netflix’s “Atypical,” which premiered in 2017, will arrive this fall. The streaming service announced Tuesday via social media that its original series will return on Sept. 7.

Meanwhile in Antarctica… Atypical Season 2 streams September 7th on Netflix pic.twitter.com/PohTbk0B9B

— Atypical (@Atypical) August 14, 2018

The series

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Themighty.com: 'Blue Badges' for Disabled Parking to Be Given to People With 'Hidden Disabilities'

Themighty.com: 'Blue Badges' for Disabled Parking to Be Given to People With 'Hidden Disabilities'

The U.K.’s Department for Transport announced Sunday that starting in 2019, people with “hidden disabilities” will have access to “blue badges,” which allow people to park in accessible spaces closer to their destination.

People with physical disabilities that make walking difficult are already eligible to receive a blue badge. While

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Themighty.com: Helen Hoang, Author of 'The Kiss Quotient,' Answers Questions About Romance, Autism and Self …

Themighty.com: Helen Hoang, Author of 'The Kiss Quotient,' Answers Questions About Romance, Autism and Self …

Helen Hoang’s debut novel, “The Kiss Quotient,” follows Stella Lane, a woman who spends much of her time delving into data and numbers. She’s good at it, too, but one thing Stella hasn’t quite figured out is relationships. Stella is on the autism spectrum, and some social norms like dating

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Themighty.com: Autism in the Church

Themighty.com: Autism in the Church

Churches should be welcoming, right? I talked with several families who had members on the autism spectrum and this is what I learned.

Several people observed parishioners didn’t know how to interact with people with disabilities, so sometimes families with people on the autism spectrum were left alone and did

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