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Greta Thunberg’s Asperger’s Makes Her a Role Model for More than Climate Change

Time’s Person of the Year is a distinction reserved for a “man, woman, group or concept that has had the most influence on the world during the previous 12 months.” They are often controversial. (Adolf Hitler was named Time’s Man of the Year in 1938.) No matter what you believe about the controversial topic of climate

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Are you Prepared for an Emergency? Preparing Individuals with Autism for Encounters with First Responders

Are you Prepared for an Emergency? Preparing Individuals with Autism for Encounters with First Responders

At some point, most all of us will have some interaction with First Responders, whether they are law enforcement, firefighters, or EMS. Unfortunately, it is often during a time of crisis and heightened stress that we meet these individuals. While they are there to protect us, even under the best of circumstances misunderstandings can limit

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Trick-or-Treat with Blue Buckets for Autism Awareness

Trick-or-Treat with Blue Buckets for Autism Awareness

If you haven’t yet heard about carrying blue trick-or-treat pumpkins and buckets for autism awareness on Halloween, you soon will. The idea is going viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of shares since its initial posting last week by the mom of a non-verbal child with autism. She explains that her child experienced frustration trick-or-treating as

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Is Your Child Being Bullied? National Bullying Prevention Month

Is Your Child Being Bullied? National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. What started as a week by PACER National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006 has expanded into a national, full month campaign to unite communities in raising awareness and preventing bullying with such prominent partners as Disney, Facebook, and Instagram signing on. While bullying is considered an epidemic in schools

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Traveling with Autism | Written by Shira Firestone

Traveling with Autism

Presley’s Place: Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh International Airport Don’t let the Halloween decorations in the store fool you. There is still plenty of summer left for last minute vacation. Now, for individuals with autism, it is becoming easier to do. This summer Pittsburg became the latest among a growing number of International Airports to consider

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