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5 Things That Helped Me When I Was Bullied As An Autistic Child

When I speak in schools either as part of a school assembly or professional development, I often talk about how bullying is one of the biggest epidemics we currently have in the school systems today. Growing up with autism, I [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Things That Helped Me When I Was Bullied As An Autistic Child

Please Teach Your Children Kindness When Interacting With Kids With Special Needs

I have a request for all parents reading this... Teach your child to be kind to others especially those with special needs. Those with special needs are twice as likely to be bullied compared to their nondisabled peers . Growing [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Please Teach Your Children Kindness When Interacting With Kids With Special Needs

Seven Arrested For Attack Against 17-Year-Old Autistic Girl

I have a favor to ask… Would you all consider joining this Facebook group ‘Kindness for Makenna’ and leaving her a positive message? Makenna is 17 and on the autism spectrum who was attacked by seven teens who have all [...]

By |June 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seven Arrested For Attack Against 17-Year-Old Autistic Girl

I Was The Kid With Autism Who Was Made Fun Of In Class

When people tell me that bullying isn’t ‘that big of a deal’ I can’t help but remember those days… I can remember some of my first moments being bullied like it was yesterday… I was the only kid with autism [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Was The Kid With Autism Who Was Made Fun Of In Class

Vicious Attack On Student With Autism And Epilepsy Caught On Camera

A video of a 17-year-old with autism and epilepsy from Middleburg Heights, Ohio being beaten is now making the rounds in the news. The victim, Nick Hoffman who was attacked by a fellow student was left with a concussion. The [...]

By |November 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vicious Attack On Student With Autism And Epilepsy Caught On Camera

8-Year-Old Consoles Crying Classmate With Autism On First Day Of School

What a great story! Christian Moore, a 8-year-old attending Minneha Core Knowledge Elementary went up to a classmate who was on the autism spectrum and crying and decided to try and console him by holding his hand and walking him [...]

By |August 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 8-Year-Old Consoles Crying Classmate With Autism On First Day Of School

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 [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Hope To Help Others With Disabilities Like Me

I Grew Up Being A Victim Of Teasing Due To Autism; Now I’m Advocating To Help Others

This guest post is by Katie Tyree, a young woman on the autism spectrum. Katie will be attending Ouachita Baptist University in the fall majoring in English. Katie is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making [...]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Grew Up Being A Victim Of Teasing Due To Autism; Now I’m Advocating To Help Others

Meryl Streep Blasts Trump During Golden Globes Speech for Mocking Disabled Reporter

Meryl Streep during her acceptance of her Lifetime Achievement Award at The 2017 Golden Globes made several comments towards President-elect Donald Trump focused on his mocking a disabled New York Times reporter. You can watch Streep’s entire speech below… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV8tsnRFUZw [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meryl Streep Blasts Trump During Golden Globes Speech for Mocking Disabled Reporter

Temple Grandin Shares About Her Experience with Autism

Dr. Temple Grandin is one of our idols. I've had the wonderful opportunity in the past few years to get to know her along with to keynote with her at a conference to speak about my own personal experiences on [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Temple Grandin Shares About Her Experience with Autism