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Conference aims to help autistic adults

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Earlier Thursday the Autism Alliance of Michigan held its first conference that focused on the needs of adults with disabilities.

The goal is to help adults learn about state policies and benefits that are available to them as well as recognizing the unique challenges that adults face while navigating the world with a disability. 63 more words

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The job search

We have all been there right? Most of us are stuck at home with our SN child or adult watching the world go by career wise. 298 more words

Tuberous Sclerosis

I Will Carry Cooper For You Mom

Sawyer has started this new thing where he makes sure Cooper is included in everything we do. I’ll say…’we are going swimming tomorrow’. And he will immediately say…’can Cooper go too?’ It’s adorable. 714 more words

Apraxia

WALLY'S NEW LOOK

My new writing assistant Wally got a new leash and collar that are Flash-themed. The reason for this is because he is named after the third Flash, Wally West. 13 more words

Autistics Share: Professionals Miss the Mark in Recognizing Autism in Women

I recently asked 60-plus readers from across the globe, who believe they are autistic/Aspie or have been diagnosed with autism/Aspergers, this question:

“What has a professional told you when you were seeking out an autism and/or Aspergers diagnosis?” 4,486 more words

Aspergers

Planet Autism Blog reblogged this on Planet Autism Blog and commented:

Just had to reblog this one - the familiar story of how Asperger's and HFA females are sidelined, ridiculed and ignored...

Mask: OFF

I am angry, upset and exhausted. I have spoken briefly before about a “neurotypical mask”, a concept by the girl with the curly hair, which enables me to copy the behaviour of someone who doesn’t have Asperger Syndrome. 1,750 more words

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Rosie O'Donnell SLAMMED For Autism Joke

TMZ reports while performing at ‘Carolines’ on Broadway Sunday, Rosie O’Donnell joked that parenting teens was so difficult… she’d trade them in for autistic triplets in an instant!  170 more words

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