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A group for all things autism. Share your story, experiences, insights, questions, inspiration and suggestions to help each others. We are just starting to build out this group and hope it can turn into the safest online place for these honest conversations. I chose this online forum because it eliminates internet bullies and social biases, invite anyone who may be interested! You can contact me at @AutismTakeOn 

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Top 10 Ways a Therapy Dog Can Help Your Child with Autism
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A canine has long been considered ‘man’s best friend.’ A dog’s unconditional love, non-judgment, and faithfulness have often inspired a partnership that brings about many benefits to both canine and human lives.
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A Poem I Wrote After My Parents Told Me I'm On The Autism Spectrum
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I always knew I was special, but I didn’t know why.
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Helping Special Needs Children Communicate in an Emergency
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Friendship can lead to some of the most amazing achievements.
When Sharon Jalette of Farmingville, NY, was asked by a friend to create an identifying tag for her nonverbal child with autism to wear in the car in the event of an emergency, she jumped at the chance to help.
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Autism, Head Banging and other Self Harming Behavior
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For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), head banging is a common way to self-soothe and communicate needs. Both neurotypical and autistic babies and toddlers seek to recreate the rhythm that stimulated their vestibular system while in utero.
Other rhythmic habits that fuel a child’s kinesthetic drive include head rolling, body rocking, biting, and thumb sucking.
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5 Tips For Individuals With Autism On Finding Employment
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At 25, one of my first dreams came true on finding a full-time job. 21 years before that happened I was diagnosed with autism
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5 Tips For Individuals With Autism On Finding Employment
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At 25, one of my first dreams came true on finding a full-time job. 21 years before that happened I was diagnosed with autism
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Two Special Dads Give the Exciting Gift of Voice
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Most dads like to give gifts to their children. Some dads give toys, some give treats. Others give money, books, or clothes.
But one pair of dads—whose children had no speech of their own—gave a gift that meant much more than any of those. They gave the gift of voice.
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Easy Ways to Make This Your Best Summer
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Summertime is that time of year where families everywhere start planning their relaxation time, vacations, neighborhood block parties, BBQs, and globs of water activities. The air is thick with suntan lotion, bug repellent, humidity, summer blooms, and loud music.
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When I Realized Why My Son Melts Down At Home But Not At School
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I knew there was something my child was struggling with, and all I had to do was understand what his behavior was telling me.
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Autism At 16: Cookie Monster And The Coliseum
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This week my daughter turns 16. Dressed in her favorite tie-dye shirt, she will open gifts of brightly colored stuffed animals
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