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Custom Apparel Company Hires 5 People With Disabilities

This guest post is by Tricia, Co-Owner of Ability Star Designs. Tricia is applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making A Difference. You can learn more about the grant opportunity here. [...]

By |September 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

And Then, It All Made Sense, Like Magic

This guest post is by Bea Mienik, a young woman on the autism spectrum who was accepted into New York University. Bea is applying for the Spring 2022 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference started [...]

By |August 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on And Then, It All Made Sense, Like Magic

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 at the 2020 Tokyo Games. [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why I Applaud Simone Biles As Someone Who Struggled With Mental Health Challenges

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 sensory struggles can be overwhelming. [...]

By |July 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Things That Helped Me Going To The Dentist As An Autistic Child

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 KFM Making a Difference started [...]

By |July 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Growing Up with Undiagnosed Autism and the Triumphs and Successes

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 navigation through high school, and [...]

By |July 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Review Of ‘Atypical’ Final Season As An Autistic Adult

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 the Navy citing “academic skills [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Student Says Navy Rescinded His Scholarship Offer Due To His Autism

Pixar Spotlights Disabled Character In New Film

For as long as I could remember, I've been a huge fan of Pixar. It started when I was 7, and the original Toy Story filmed came out. I watched the film and would then act out the scenes with [...]

By |June 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pixar Spotlights Disabled Character In New Film

6 Films And TV Shows About Autism on Netflix

When I give talks as a professional speaker I often talk about the work I've done to bring a realistic portrayal of disability to our entertainment industry. If you'd like me to speak to your organization contact me anytime here. [...]

By |June 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6 Films And TV Shows About Autism on Netflix

Autism: The Doubters Didn’t Stop Me From Success

This guest post is by Damian Orozco, a young man on the autism spectrum who was accepted into Loyola University. Damian is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference started by [...]

By |May 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autism: The Doubters Didn’t Stop Me From Success