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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 [...]

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When My Mentee Said No Girl Would Ever Date Him Because He Has Autism

It can often feel challenging trying to find a relationship. When you add having difficulties with social interaction due to autism, it may seem impossible. I recently experienced this situation with one of my mentees while we were discussing National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. [...]

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5 Things People with Autism Should Know When They’re Going Through a Breakup

Breakups are NEVER easy no matter what side you are on. As someone on the autism spectrum who has been in and out of relationships for the past decade now I can tell you it can be quite daunting at [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Things People with Autism Should Know When They’re Going Through a Breakup

Temple Grandin’s New Book on Autism to be Released This March

Need something new to read in time for Autism Awareness Month? Dr. Temple Grandin teamed up with psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Debra Moore to write “The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults.” [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Autism & Love Takes Center Stage at “Autism in Love’ Film Screening

Thanks to PBS & Independent Lens, members of our autism community were given the opportunity to watch a free screening of the feature length film Autism in Love which features 4 adults with autism pursuing love on the autism spectrum. [...]

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These 21 Books Will Help You Learn More About Autism

As a motivational speaker for the past five years now I've had the opportunity to read some amazing works by authors within our community. In one of my recent presentations called "Read All About It: Autism in the Media" I [...]

By |July 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|13 Comments

Fact: People With Autism Can Feel Empathy and Love

The topic of autism and love are rather new to our community. With 500,000 teenagers with autism reaching adulthood within the next decade though, relationships are going to be possible for some adults on the spectrum. It's time to start [...]

By |April 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fact: People With Autism Can Feel Empathy and Love

Advocate with Autism Talks to ‘HuffPost Live’ on World Autism Awareness Day!

World Autism Awareness Day started with a bang when I was able to take part in a panel discussion on HuffPost Live to discuss love & relationships for those on the autism spectrum. Moderated by Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani the other panelists included Matt [...]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Advocate with Autism Talks to ‘HuffPost Live’ on World Autism Awareness Day!

Falling in Love on The Autism Spectrum

Ohhh relationships. At the age of 27, I’ve had several relationships throughout my life. I’ve also had several breakups. When I talk to families with children on the spectrum this is usually one of the big subjects, but also one [...]

By |August 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Falling in Love on The Autism Spectrum