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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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A Letter of Understanding and Unconditional Love
Letter understand love autism
This letter is addressed to anyone who loves a person on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or wants a better understanding. Eight doctors, blood work, and a brain scan later, no one could clearly explain autism or tell us why it happened to our son.
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Are Girls with Autism Not Being Diagnosed?
Autism girls not being diagnosed
When a child is sent for diagnostic testing to determine an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the tests, traditionally, are the same for both males and females.
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Sensory Overload: How to Find What Works Best for Your ASD Child
What works best sensory overload
Needing a Band-Aid after scraping your knee seems like a rite of passage when it comes to childhood. I have many memories of running into my grandmother’s house in the summer and showing her my freshly scraped knee and waiting on the counter for her to come back with iodine and a bandage.
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Survey Says Autistic Kids are Made to Feel Isolated by Exclusion
Autism children isolated excluded
Recently, many parents have contacted me via my charity website or via social media sharing they are struggling to find and access out-of-school clubs or groups (such as performing arts, sport, etc.), and sadly, they have been turned away due to their child’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis.
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What You Need to Know About the Benefits of AAC Evaluations
Benefits of aac evaluation
As a speech-language pathologist for more than 18 years, I have spent most of my career in the field of augmentative and alternative communication. My key interests have always been children and adults who have complex communication needs.
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First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness
First responder training include autism awareness
Efforts to increase training for first responders have been noted nationwide, with one of the largest contributors being Safe and Sound, an Autism Society of America initiative. (Gammicchia & Johnson) Safe and Sound distributed literature instructing paramedics and emergency room staff on best ways to provide services for individuals on the spectrum.
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Quick Tips for Helping Young People with ASD Find the Right Job
Help young people with asd find job
So, your child is nearly ready to begin a career in the workplace or perhaps he/she is already working and needs a new job. How do you help the child find the right kind of position and the right fit? How can you guide him/her?
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The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital
Ways therapy dog can help autisticm
Characteristically, a person diagnosed with autism has fixed routines in their everyday life. Any change to this routine can be very distressing, which can mean staying over in a hospital will result in panic attacks or even meltdowns.
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New Ways Autistic Families Can Empower Themselves
Autistic families can empower themselves
Having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) presents many challenges. As with most challenges in life, it can’t be entirely surmounted without the help of others. However, political whims and prevailing economic conditions can have an impact on programs and services. Even the most effective organizations can lose their funding if funders choose to revise their priorities.
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Ways to Unlock and Manage Your Autistic Child’s Anxiety
Manage your autistic child anxiety
Anxiety is a very common feeling for everyone. We all feel anxious if we are threatened or in danger, but perceptions of what is a threat vary widely.
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