Autism jargon: what is SIB or SIBs?

Dec 10, 18 Autism jargon: what is SIB or SIBs?

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Autism jargon: what is SIB or SIBs? In the world of autism, and other spectrum disorders, SIB or SIBs is not a sibling. The acronym actually stands for self-injurious behaviors or self injurious behaviors. They can be described as Behaviors that an individual engages in that may cause physical harm, such as head banging, or...

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Disability Scoop – Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

Nov 20, 18 Disability Scoop – Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

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FROM DISABILITY SCOOP Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis New research suggests that determining whether or not a child likely has autism could one day be as simple as spitting in a cup. By looking at RNA in saliva, researchers say they can identify kids on the spectrum with 85 percent accuracy. The findings come from a...

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ActuallyAutistic. From people first language to self identifying language.

Jul 02, 18 ActuallyAutistic. From people first language to self identifying language.

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ActuallyAutistic versus people first language In another article we discussed ActuallyAutistic and what it means for self-advocacy and people diagnosed with autism. In this article we’ll discuss part of the reason ActuallyAutistic became a thing. The community has shifted from separating themselves from their diagnosis to...

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Your child is diagnosed with autism. CONGRATULATIONS!

Apr 27, 18 Your child is diagnosed with autism. CONGRATULATIONS!

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Diagnosed with autism… CONGRATS!! Has this happened to you Seth’s Mom family? You share with a parent of an autistic child that your child was just diagnosed with autism and they say congratulations. Some of you will say YES this has happened to me. Saying congratulations, may seem like an unusual, maybe even cruel,...

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Autism symptoms. What do they look like?

Apr 18, 18 Autism symptoms. What do they look like?

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  What does autism look like Despite how frequently autism (or autism spectrum disorder) is discussed in classrooms and in the media, many are still not sure what autism symptoms looks like. 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism (National Institute of Mental Health, 2016). This means it's highly likely that either you have a...

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ActuallyAutistic. The new face of self advocacy

Nov 20, 17 ActuallyAutistic. The new face of self advocacy

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ActuallyAutistic. The new face of self advocacy What does it mean to be ActuallyAutistic? We’ll give you a crash course. To be ActuallyAutistic would seem self-explanatory. It means to be an autistic person and self advocating for having a voice in self-determination and owning, but not being defined by, a diagnosis. Keep in...

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