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“Russia has an Asperger President” true or false?
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“Russia has an Asperger President” true or false?

A study conducted by contractors working for the Pentagon and reported in the USA Today last week, suggests that analysts have reason to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be on the autism spectrum. According to Brenda Connors, a lead resear...
Sometimes inclusion isn’t the right choice – Guest Opinion
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Sometimes inclusion isn’t the right choice – Guest Opinion

This morning, yet another article about the wonders of inclusion for special ed students popped up in my social media. It was about myths and misunderstandings about inclusion, dispelling those ideas of how inclusion is interruptive to the other students or ...
Julie  Ellsmoor – Blogger and mum to young man with autism gives thoughts on eye contact
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Julie Ellsmoor – Blogger and mum to young man with autism gives thoughts on eye contact

All this week we are discussing Samsung's Look At Me App, with various viewpoints on eye contact being offered.  Julie Ellsmoor is a prolific autism blogger and mother to an adult son, John 26, who is on the autistic spectrum. During the week he lives in r...
Direct eye contact and embracing the sense of danger
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Direct eye contact and embracing the sense of danger

Some say that the eyes are the gateway to the soul. But we as autists have a natural aversion to looking directly into another's soul. Perhaps it is that we see too much at one time to process, that we are examining something great and sacred that should nev...
Olley Edwards – Thoughts on ‘Look At Me’ the interactive camera app for children with autism
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Olley Edwards – Thoughts on ‘Look At Me’ the interactive camera app for children with autism

Look At Me - In December Samsung launched its Look At Me interactive camera app, 'designed to create a shared community to connect families with similar experiences. This project hopes to facilitate meaningful connections between parents, caregivers, and t...
ASK-PERGERS? Tips for Christmas & New Year
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ASK-PERGERS? Tips for Christmas & New Year

Christmas and New Year can be a time of great excitement for most children, and this can include children who have autism.  However, just because something is fun doesn’t mean it won’t be problematic.  Christmas is a time of great change, and transition.  We g...
UPDATE – Olley Edwards on Autism Women Matter and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Part 2
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UPDATE – Olley Edwards on Autism Women Matter and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Part 2

This is a guest post by Olley Edwards. November 6 2014 Autism Women Matter flew out to Geneva to take part in the Beijing +20 Review. Autism Women Matter  with many professionals who are in a position to help the voices, needs and equality of women and girl...