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How My Sibling on the Spectrum Inspired Me to do Something Great

Posted by National Autism Network , in Human Interest, Autism Awareness 11 January 2016 · 970 views
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How My Sibling on the Spectrum Inspired Me to do Something Great Siblings share a special bond that is hard to put into words. They grow up learning from and watching out for one another, strengthening this bond over time. The latter is especially true when discussing siblings of individuals who are on the autism spectrum. With any new addition to the family, some children resent the fact that they are going to have to...


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12 Must Read Books for the Autism Parent

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Family Members, Strategies for Parents, Human Interest, Autism Awareness 05 October 2015 · 2,510 views
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12 Must Read Books for the Autism Parent Whether you are a parent to a child on the spectrum, a family member or even a provider working with the community, we have no doubt that you have sought information about the disorder either online or through one of the thousands of books that have been published.  The resources and information available is vast and the sheer number can overwhelming.  To...


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Breaking Barriers- Highlighting Athletic Achievements of Individuals with Autism

Posted by National Autism Network , in Human Interest 27 June 2014 · 1,735 views
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Breaking Barriers- Highlighting Athletic Achievements of Individuals with Autism A browse through our   Human Interest News    category will illustrate an abundance of stories focusing on the savant-like abilities of certain individuals on the spectrum who are able to accomplish things that most don't think is possible. Whether it’s painting a city landscape from memory, playing a song perfectly from just one listen, or possessing...


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Inclusion Is All Around Us

Posted by National Autism Network , in Human Interest, Autism Awareness 21 November 2013 · 1,455 views
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Inclusion Is All Around Us As parents of children with autism, you undoubtedly hear a lot about raising autism awareness. But what does that even mean? Are there outcomes of autism awareness that one can quantifiably measure? What exactly are the positives that come out of “raising autism awareness?” Well, if you look around, you can see the positive effects of autism awareness acr...


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Poll Results: Autism Parents' Greatest Fears for Their Child

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, Human Interest, Autism Awareness 04 October 2013 · 2,384 views
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Poll Results: Autism Parents' Greatest Fears for Their Child Recently, the National Autism Network conducted a Facebook poll with the aim of identifying what causes the greatest fears in a parent of a child with autism. We presented parents with five options that would cause any parent to lay awake at night worrying. Sadly, these worries seem to be amplified for parents of children on...


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Farmstead Communities: A Community Living Option for Adults with Autism

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness, Human Interest 19 July 2013 · 2,346 views
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Farmstead Communities: A Community Living Option for Adults with Autism Approximately 500,000 individuals will join the millions of individuals with autism who have already reached adulthood in the next decade.1  These individuals will require access to the adult disability services system, which currently has exceedingly long waiting lists and offers few autism-specific supports. This...


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Dating on the Autism Spectrum

Posted by National Autism Network , in Human Interest, Autism Awareness, Strategies for Parents 14 May 2013 · 2,492 views
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Dating on the Autism Spectrum Dating can be an uncomfortable and frustrating part of life for any individual, but the difficulty of initiating a relationship with someone can be enhanced for individuals with Aspergers syndrome. People with varying degrees of Aspergers tend to be introverted and awkward in social situations, which clearly make getting close to someone a great challenge...


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5 Strategies for Taking Your Child with Autism in Public Settings: A Mother's Perspective

Posted by National Autism Network , in Human Interest, Autism Awareness, Strategies for Parents 02 May 2013 · 27,725 views

5 Strategies for Taking Your Child with Autism  in Public Settings: A Mother's Perspective The effects of autism are not only felt by the individual with the disorder, but extend to their family as well. Having a child on the autism spectrum can make even the most routine activity, such as grocery shopping, an unwanted adventure in social awkwardness.  Autism is unique from other disabilities in that there are often no...