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Despite My Struggles With Autism I’m Now Swimming At The College Level

This guest post is by Brayden Reeves, a young man on the autism spectrum who has been accepted and will be attending McMurry University where he is majoring in video game design. Brayden is applying for the Spring 2019 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference. You can read more about the organization [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|24 Comments

Adults With Autism Were Employed To Work On ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Green Book’

How awesome is this! And that’s only the beginning of the films and TV shows that they have worked on. When I speak around the country as a professional speaker I often share a Temple Grandin quote in my presentations about how ‘interests and talents can turn into careers.’ The group Exceptional Minds, a studio [...]

By |February 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Proving The Experts Wrong; Young Woman With Autism Graduates From College

Mentoring several young teens on the autism spectrum today, one of my wishes for them as they transition to adulthood is to either find meaningful employment or to receive a post-secondary education. I remember how impactful it was to my development on the autism spectrum from nonverbal to professional speaker to receive a college education. [...]

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Once Nonverbal; Woman With Autism Graduates From Law School

Growing up nonverbal, I was told by Doctors that I was on the severe end of the autism spectrum. Today I’m a professional speaker who highlights stories of those impacted by a diagnosis. I'm also a 3rd year doctoral candidate who hopes to graduate in May 2019 (fingers crossed). Haley Moss has a similar story. She [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Misconception That Those With Autism Can’t Hold A Job Needs To Be Debunked

This guest post is by Carrie Hennessy who has been working with individuals with ASD and their families for over 20 years, it all started in undergrad while she was getting here degree in Psychology when she was a home ABA therapist for a little boy with autism. She went on to get her special [...]

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