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Why I Applaud Simone Biles As Someone Who Struggled With Mental Health Challenges

As someone who didn’t always put their mental health first, having people like Simone speak up about this makes a world of difference. Simone Biles, a gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast, left the women's gymnastics final [...]

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10 Things That Helped Me Going To The Dentist As An Autistic Child

Going to the dentist can be a trying experience for anyone. When you have a diagnosis of autism, though, who may have challenges with sitting still for long periods, struggles with loud noises, and other [...]

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Growing Up with Undiagnosed Autism and the Triumphs and Successes

This guest post is by Mariah Kay Sample, a young woman on the autism spectrum who was accepted into Edgewood College. Mariah is applying for the Spring 2022 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit [...]

My Review Of ‘Atypical’ Final Season As An Autistic Adult

“Atypical” is a TV show centered around Sam Gardener, a 19-year-old who’s autistic. Season 4, the final season of the show, was released on July 9, 2021, on Netflix. Season 1 and 2 depicted his [...]

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Getting Ready For My Autistic Son’s Adult Life

This guest post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also the author of a blog [...]

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Student Says Navy Rescinded His Scholarship Offer Due To His Autism

He said he was upfront about his autism diagnosis through the entire application process. Tory Ridgeway, a young autistic man received a full Navy ROTC scholarship to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. It was letter rescinded by [...]

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