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After the Diagnosis: What You Should Do Next...

According to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with approximately 3.5 million Americans diagnosed in total. It’s safe to say that every one of us have met at least one autistic person at some point in our lives.

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Finding Employment as Someone Who is Autistic...

Adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face many challenges in life, with one of the major ones being securing and holding a job. Statistics reveal that unemployment rates for those with ASD are between 75% and 90%. Furthermore, 46.2% of the employed adults with ASD were inadequately employed or overeducated, according to a study by Baldwin. The main reasons behind these sad figures are:

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Tips to ensure children with autism succeed at school – Infographic...

For parents raising a child with autism. School matters can be extremely stress-including.

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The causes & symptoms: Asperger’s Syndrome | Infographic...

The downside is that people who have asperger’s often don’t get diagnosis till much later in their lives. Most people who are diagnosed with are older children and adults. So what is Asperger’s Syndrome and what do we know about is today? (more…)

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Celebrities Who Are on the Spectrum...

Even though large-scale public conversations around autism awareness didn’t start till late in the 20th century, autism is not new. What has changed is the stigma that surrounds both the diagnosis and openness with which people talk about it.

In fact, a lot of the celebrities we see on TV were diagnosed as being somewhere on the spectrum! Here’s a list of celebrities who are autistic. (more…)

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What Popular TV Shows Get Right and Wrong About Autism...

Representation is important. It’s important because when you’re part of a marginalized community, seeing yourself on screen helps you realize that there are more people out there like you. This is as true with autism as it is with any other group of people who are underrepresented. (more…)

Shining Stars: 4 Tips to Ensure Children with Autism Succeed At School...

For parents raising a child with autism, school matters can be extremely stress-inducing. Here’s a list of some core tips that you may utilize to help your child overcome academic and social difficulties and excel at school: (more…)

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5 Extracurricular Activities That Will Help Your Autistic Child’s Social & Motor Skills...

Participation in extra-curricular activities helps in developing new skills and building character in children. For those on the spectrum, extra-curricular activities can prove to be a fun way to engage and explore their surroundings.

However, it is important to find an activity that your child is comfortable with, so they can thoroughly enjoy themselves while getting the physical and mental exercise they need. Here’s a list of some activities you could try: (more…)

7 Things You Didn’t Know Were Ableist Till You Raised Your Autistic Child...

There are so many things we take for granted till we have intimate experiences with them ourselves. Whether that’s not taking the massive problem sexism at the workplace seriously till someone is sexist to us, or not truly understanding the depth of how far racism goes till a close friend of color narrates their experiences to us, this runs true. (more…)

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