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Autism Myths and Misconceptions – Part 7 – External Causes & Triggers
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Autism Myths and Misconceptions – Part 7 – External Causes & Triggers

When a child is diagnosed with autism some parents may struggle with this initially.  When they first find out they usually don’t have a great deal of knowledge about autism, and they more than likely don’t know about the positive aspects of the condition - or...
Opinion : EVERYTHING makes children autistic, where does the guilt end?
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Opinion : EVERYTHING makes children autistic, where does the guilt end?

Did the headline grab your attention? Good. Breast milk, goats milk, cows milk, prematurity, ethnicity, pollution, vaccinations, anti depressants, epilepsy drugs, diet, gut flora, vitamin intake, heavy metals in food sources, brain signal pathway building i...
The disturbing trend to use autistic as an insult: Legislator clarifies her use of the term “aren’t autistic”
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The disturbing trend to use autistic as an insult: Legislator clarifies her use of the term “aren’t autistic”

Editor's Note:  The term "Nationalism is a form of political autism" was used extensively last month when reporting the recent events and protests in Hong Kong.  Last week, a legislator in Costa Rica found herself being criticized for her use of autistic. ...
Autistic Self Advocacy Network release statement on the sentencing of Kelli Stapleton
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Autistic Self Advocacy Network release statement on the sentencing of Kelli Stapleton

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) together with  the American Association of People with Disabilities, Autism Women’s Network, Arc of Michigan, National Council on Independent Living, Not Dead Yet, and TASH released on Oct. 6 a statement regarding the ...
Imaginings – an insight in to my autistic mind
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Imaginings – an insight in to my autistic mind

First of all, what are imaginings?  Imaginings are almost like films that play in my head.  For me they tend to be animated, and highly detailed.  From being a couple of years old I would scrunch up my hands, tighten my muscles, and create incredibly detailed ...