DisabilityScoop: autistic girls are sometimes invisible

Feb 05, 19 DisabilityScoop: autistic girls are sometimes invisible

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From DisabilityScoop Girls On The Spectrum Often Go Unnoticed Nichole Lowther has heard the word her whole life. Bright, even charming, she nonetheless never felt comfortable in groups or making small talk. A hard worker, she had a tough time finding or keeping a steady job. Could it have been her unvarying wardrobe, her lack of...

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Seth the disco teacher – a moment in Seth’s life

Jan 26, 19 Seth the disco teacher – a moment in Seth’s life

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Seth is an avid dancer and thinks Just Dance is absolutely LIFE GIVING! In this short clip, Seth dazzles us with his smooth moves to Teacher by Nick Jones from Just Dance 2016. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did  By the way, he asked several times for this video to be posted. He really gets a kick out of it....

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Pathfinders for Autism, letter from self-advocate Jake Edwards

Dec 24, 18 Pathfinders for Autism, letter from self-advocate Jake Edwards

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From Pathfinders for Autism, A letter from Self-Advocate Trainer, Jake Edwards Dear Friends, Hi! I am Jake Edwards. I am 16 years old and succeeding while dealing with multiple life-impacting disabilities. My mom tells me that I was diagnosed when I was just 2 ½ years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder and I also struggle with...

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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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