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My Thoughts On ‘The Good Doctor’ Hiring An Actor With Autism

I was ecstatic when I heard that Coby Bird, a 15-year-old actor on the autism spectrum would be a guest star on “The Good Doctor” as a character who also has autism. As an autism consultant, I’ve written several articles about the importance of highlighting those with an autism diagnosis in a realistic light, and what better [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

The Day I Learned How To Tie My Shoes As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

It may not be a big deal for some but it was a huge milestone for me. Often while giving talks about autism during the Q&A period someone asks me how autism still impacts me today. While I used to be nonverbal, most of my issues today are not communication based. Most of my issues [...]

By |November 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This Amazing Educator Is Helping Make The Intrepid Museum More Autism-Friendly

This guest Q&A is with Sara Lowenburg, an educator for access programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. She oversees programs for children and adults with autism, children and adults with developmental disabilities, individuals with dementia and their care partners and military families. She also runs the Museum’s Autism [...]

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Being Different Doesn’t Mean I’m Broken And Need Fixing

This guest post is by Jared Hites a young man on the autism spectrum. Jared attends Itasca Community College. Jared is applying for our Fall 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference. You can read more about the organization and how to apply for our scholarship here. You can help our scholarship program [...]

What Netflix’s Atypical Gets Right In Season 1; What We’d Love To See In Season 2

A new Netflix series, Atypical, was recently announced. It looks at Sam Gardener, a high-functioning teen with autism. It depicts his navigation through high school, from trying to find a relationship and other aspects of his journey. The series has been recently renewed for a second season! As someone who binge watched Season 1 and [...]

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