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What Was “Back-To-School” Like for You?

As a student I engaged with and friended many of my classmates with special needs, but I never had a true understanding of some of their obstacles. I now believe many of these obstacles go overlooked and unnoticed. I will even shamefully admit that when I interacted with some of those friends who wore sweat […]



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David Noakes and the GcMAF controversy – Exclusive

After speaking with Doug Jewell, this reporter was keen to dig further into the people who are selling GcMAF and alleging it can cure/purge autism. I had seen David Noakes previously on The  BBC One Show in May and have shared my opinion on his Immune Biotech in a previous article.  The UK health watchdog branded GcMAF  “a […]

Doctors Overuse Antipsychotic Drugs to Treat Intellectual Disability including autism

Large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities as well as those who also have autism are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, finds a new University College London study. Dr. Rory Sheehan, one of the authors of the study “Mental illness, challenging behavior, and psychotropic drug prescribing in people with intellectual disability: UK population based cohort study. The BMJ. 2015, […]

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How to Effectively Communicate with Your Autistic Child’s Teacher

We all know the influence a teacher has in your child’s life. And since you two are on the same team in trying to ensure your child is successful in school, it’s important to know how to effectively communicate with your child’s teacher. Here are some ideas you can use to ensure you do that […]

Life is not a sprint, it’s a marathon

Here I sit in bed. It’s 12:30 a.m. Hunter starts school tomorrow. Not just any school, high school…the final 4 years before real life begins. He is still awake too. I have gone into his room off and on for the past 2 hours since he went to bed to check on him. He is […]

Going back to school? Try these tips.

Tips for Parents Yesterday, we looked at tips for teachers in the article, Teacher’s quick guide to autism but it is always a good idea for parents to take review some of the things parents can do to help teachers understand the specific autistic child. The relationship between parent and teacher is of vital importance so: Share information […]

New Kid in the Class? Teacher’s quick guide to autism

Tips for Teachers All children live up (or down) to other people’s expectations so be positive and realistic – as your attitude will affect much of the rest of his life. Your job is to help him to fulfil his potential. Be aware that: Children with ASD are often more vulnerable to bulling than other children – […]

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Autism Inside Out – Why Hell is in Hallo

“Good Morning” They’re the two words I dread most, uttered as they are innocently enough as a casual greeting at work, a polite acknowledgement in a shop or a friendly gesture from a stranger passing in the street. It can be hard to explain to a neurotypical world why something so apparently well meant and […]

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Podcast: The forgotten history of autism: NeuroTribes with Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman has covered science and cultural affairs for WIRED and other national magazines for more than twenty years. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker,TIME, Nature, and Salon. He lives in San Francisco. Steve became interested in autism after meeting a few people in Silicon Valley who had children on the autism spectrum. […]

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David Noakes and the GcMAF controversy – Exclusive

After speaking with Doug Jewell, this reporter was keen to dig further into the people who are selling GcMAF and alleging it can cure/purge autism. I had seen David Noakes previously on The  BBC One Show in May and have shared my opinion on his Immune Biotech in a previous article.  The UK health watchdog branded GcMAF  “a […]

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