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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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