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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

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|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

Student Says Navy Rescinded His Scholarship Offer Due To His Autism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 It was letter rescinded by the Navy citing “academic skills [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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Living In The Neurodivergent Sphere

This guest post is by Addison Barnes, a young woman on the autism spectrum who was accepted into the University of Oklahoma. Addison is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference [...]

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Feeling Grateful For The People Who Supported Me Growing Up With Autism

This guest post is by Zain Sitabkhan, a young man on the autism spectrum who was accepted into the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Zain is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a [...]

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My Goal Is To Create A Mentoring Organization For Autistic Youth

This guest post is by Micah A. Abram, a young man on the autism spectrum who was accepted into University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. Micah is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making [...]

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