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Man With Autism First-Ever To Play Division I College Basketball

Doctors told Anthony's parents when he was 5 that his autism was so severe he'd one day have to live in a group home. Anthony Ianni and his parents never wanted that to be his life though. Anthony was one of the first people with autism to ever play Division I Basketball. He started playing [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Man With Autism First-Ever To Play Division I College Basketball

Barbie Will Add 2 New Dolls That Have Disabilities

A true win for inclusion. While writing my dissertation this morning I had Good Morning America on in the background and heard about this new initiative. I found out they will be available in the Fall of 2019. One of the dolls will be in a wheelchair and another of the dolls will have a [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Barbie Will Add 2 New Dolls That Have Disabilities

I Hope To Help Others With Disabilities Like Me

This guest post is by Mason Carter, a young man on the autism spectrum who has been accepted and will be attending Miami University, Oxford where he will be majoring in Engineering. Mason 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 [...]

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Boy With Autism Inspires Singing Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’

Have you heard of the name Calum Courtney? If not, you certainly will in the future. Calum who was diagnosed with autism at 9 has found a passion of music. When we were sent a video to our A Special Community Facebook Page of him singing Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' we were [...]

By |February 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |1 Comment

Teen Becomes First-Ever NASCAR Driver With Autism

People were unsure he'd even be able to ride a bike let alone get a driver's license. Armani Williams is someone who's passions have turned into a career today. Something I share when I give talks as a professional speaker on the autism spectrum is a quote from Temple Grandin where she says that 'interests [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |3 Comments