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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Getting Ready For My Autistic Son’s Adult Life

This guest post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also the author of a blog (autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com)about her two children with [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|Guest Blog|0 Comments

Student Says Navy Rescinded His Scholarship Offer Due To His Autism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 It was letter rescinded by the Navy citing “academic skills [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Student Says Navy Rescinded His Scholarship Offer Due To His Autism

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

Growing Up With Autism And Being In A Miltary Family

This guest post is by Andres Castillo, a young man on the autism spectrum is currently attending Valencia Community College. Andres is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference started by [...]

By |May 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Growing Up With Autism And Being In A Miltary Family

As A Child Growing Up With Autism I Felt A Lot Like Batman

This guest post is by Abbey Bentley, a young woman on the autism spectrum who is currently attending East Tennessee State University. Abbey is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference started [...]

By |May 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on As A Child Growing Up With Autism I Felt A Lot Like Batman

My Thoughts On Elon Musk Revealing He Has Autism on Saturday Night Live

Growing up with autism theater therapy was pivotal towards my development. Thanks to therapies like this, and a laser focus key interest, it has paved my career today as one of the few openly autistic professionally certified public speakers in [...]

By |May 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Thoughts On Elon Musk Revealing He Has Autism on Saturday Night Live

It Was Challenging Not Speaking; Today I’m An Honor Roll Student

This guest post is by Maxim Manwelian a young man on the autism spectrum who was accepted into Wentworth Institute of Technology. Maxim is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference started [...]

By |May 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Was Challenging Not Speaking; Today I’m An Honor Roll Student

Hyperlexia: My Love For Letters And Numbers And How It Changed My Life

This guest post is by Eric Pastore a young man on the autism spectrum who was accepted into Washington & Jefferson College. Eric is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference started [...]

By |May 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hyperlexia: My Love For Letters And Numbers And How It Changed My Life