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When Someone With Autism Masks Their Behaviors And Experiences Burnout

So many people I know with autism mask their behaviors in the hopes of fitting in and because of that often do damage to themselves as a result. I was reminded about this recently sitting down with Noah, a 10-year-old [...]

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Nonverbal Child With Autism Left Alone On School Bus For 6 Hours

“She was on the bus for almost the entire school day and no one noticed until the afternoon.” This was an incident that happened to a 7-year-old nonverbal girl with autism at Beulaville Elementary School in Duplin County, North Carolina. [...]

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I Wish People Would Stop Asking How I ‘Cured’ My Autism

"Just because I have high-functioning autism doesn't mean I still don't deal with challenges." Every once in a while, someone hears my story of being nonverbal till 2.5 and how, early on, I was considered by experts to be on [...]

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Man With Autism Starts A Business After No One Else Would Hire Him

"After I turned 21 I applied to multiple places. None of them would hire me," ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather Michael Coyne, a young man with autism told this to ABC 6. His mom suggested [...]

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Boy With Autism Now Missing In Remote Wilderness For 10 Days Amid Freezing Cold Weather

Joseph 'Joey' Patterson who is 16 wandered away from his parents' Wyoming home on November 10, 2019 and has not been seen since. Authorities from the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office are still on the search for him. Authorities do not [...]

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Video Shows Teacher Being Belligerent Towards Nonverbal Student With Autism

“Cellphone video recorded a teacher inside the school getting upset and pushing his head back.” A special education teacher at Dania Elementary School in Florida did this to Max a 7-year-old on the autism spectrum. Max’s dad told WSVN, “To [...]

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Pixar’s New Short Film Is About A Nonverbal Girl With Autism

Will you be tuning in? I used to be nonverbal. Today I travel the country each year educating on neurodiversity as a full-time professional speaker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtgGzKRHT-Y&t= I'd be honored if you would follow my journey at Kerry's Village https://www.facebook.com/groups/aspecialcommunity/ A new [...]

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These Boards Are Helping Nonverbal Students Communicate During Recess

What a great idea! I wish more schools had these. I used to be nonverbal. Today I travel the country each year educating on neurodiversity as a full-time professional speaker. I'd be honored if you would follow my journey at [...]

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Special Ed Teacher Arrested For Child Abuse Against 5-Year-Old Student With Autism

The majority of special education teachers I know, from either friends in the field, those who reach out to me for advice and/or those I speak with when I go speak in the schools about topics like inclusion and autism, [...]

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Person with Autism or Autistic?

"We can change the world if we decide to be constructive versus bully." An autism advocate I interviewed for a self-advocate video series a while back gave me a unique perspective into the ongoing conversation of person with autism (person-first [...]

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