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The Autism Puzzle Piece – we do not need a missing puzzle piece, what we need is acceptance
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The Autism Puzzle Piece – we do not need a missing puzzle piece, what we need is acceptance

The Autism Puzzle Piece – All this week we are sharing the many opinions within the autism community surrounding the “autism puzzle piece.” There is no way that you can miss this symbol as it  is everywhere. It is used as the symbol for many autism organisatio...
Reaction to the New York school principal who called students with special needs ‘animals’ and ‘retards’
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Reaction to the New York school principal who called students with special needs ‘animals’ and ‘retards’

Earlier this month  we reported on the story of Kimberly Taylor,  a New York school principal who was caught on tape calling students with special needs 'animals' and 'retards.'   The article contains a report published on the abc 7 New York news channel that ...
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 ...
‘Autism Tsunami’ represented in the media – should we be using this term?
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‘Autism Tsunami’ represented in the media – should we be using this term?

Recently we have seen many headlines about an autism epidemic. These news stories and press releases all use a common phrase, that of an 'Autism Tsunami,' A Tech Times headline reads; Preparing for the 'Autism Tsunami': How Will U.S. Help Autistic Childre...
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...