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High Functioning Autism: Signs and Perspective

10 Oct

High Functioning Autism, HFA, as of 2013 absorbed the label Aspergers. This is the result of the DSM-5 (the test to label it) replacing what it was labeled as. There is talk of another test changing these possibilities in 2017, but that is up in the air. This interesting link was sent to me. It […]

Happy World Autism Awareness Day

2 Apr

Autism is now diagnosed even more readily than it was in the past. With more families being more effected, there is only more reason to feel unified. 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is currently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, 30% increase, or 1 in 88,  from 2 years. Here is a great […]

Physical Disabilities: Mannequins and Models

5 Dec

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Here is a unique video about how all individuals are beautiful. It challenges people to rethink what ‘perfect’ really is and explore redefining our own definitions. An organization took on building mannequins based on real people with physical disabilities. These mannequins represent so much more than just what they are. You can see the individuals […]

Autism Quotes: Seeing the World Differently

15 Oct

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I ran across two wonderful autism quotes this week, so I thought I would share them. Hope you find them equally as enlightening. Although those with autism might see the world differently, their view can also be beautiful and what they can teach us can be amazing. Articles Related to ‘Autism Quotes: Seeing the World […]

Down Syndrome Quote: Designer Genes

2 Oct

down syndrome quotes

Found this adorable Quote from the Special Olympics and had to share… Related Articles to ‘Down Syndrome Quotes: Designer Genes’ Down Syndrome: Learning the Power within Disabilities Disabilities Quote International Down Syndrome Day  

Down Syndrome: Learning the Power within Disabilities

30 Sep

down syndrome

Here’s a story of a man who found a new version of himself when he had a daughter with down syndrome. Although he admits, he originally wanted an abortion when he found out. He now knows his life has changed for the better with his blessed little girl. Something we can all relate too. Judging […]

Overcoming Multiple Disabilities: Making the Impossible Possible

24 May

multiple disabilities

When presented with multiple disabilities, it can seem a rough road to living a full and fulfilling life. We have many to thank who have forged the road in front of us for making a difference in how to better service everyone. As individual’s with multiple disabilities or as the loved ones of those with […]

Autism in the Workplace: Shared Success

3 May

autism in the workplace

Autism can be challenging anywhere, but sometime autism in the workplace is a key to success. Individual’s with Autism have a unique set of traits that help lead to success in certain work environments. Sometimes they have to steer their own way to success because the typical career path that starts with college can be […]

Autism: An Attribute to Success in the Workplace

5 Dec

an attribute to success

Autism is not always simply something that negatively effects an individual it can also be an attribute toward success. While those with Autism think and respond to their environment differently, their skill set can also help them to be more successful at certain tasks. I recently read an article from NYTimes, The Autism Advantage. It […]

Autism Research: Finding the Cause and Cure

8 Oct

autism research

Autism research has come a long way, but not all of the research seems to be widely known. I recently read this great article on Immune Disorders and Autism. It states these little known facts that research has found: Autism can be linked to pregnancy In 1/3 of cases, it is linked to Immune Dysregulation […]