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Joshua Perry has been inspired by his brother Jahred who is on the autism spectrum. After six concussions Joshua Perry, the Seahawks linebacker, at age 24 has decided to leave football. On the Today show this morning he talked about his career in football and his brother with Aspergers. Jahred Perr…
03.08.2018 · From The Art of Autism
A story of accompanying my younger brother to his Senior Prom. By Elizabeth Osborn He wags his tail when he’s happy … my 17-year old brother that is. He has Asperger Syndrome. He’s a Senior in High School and I know he’s happy when he wags his tail like our puppy dog. His smile is so big that …
01.05.2018 · From The Art of Autism
The sibling relationship is often the most long lasting relationship a person has in their lifetimes. It is often life-changing for the sibling who is not disabled. Siblings tend to be more sensitive to others being bullied, more empathetic to people with differences, and often times go into careers…
01.01.2018 · From The Art of Autism
November is National Entrepreneur Month. The Art of Autism is focused on autistic entrepreneurs and organizations that assist them. As part of this series of blogs I had a chance to talk with Jenny Anderson, Director of Celebrate Edu, a nonprofit which provides curricula and workshops that assist pe…
27.11.2017 · From The Art of Autism
“Sibtain taught me to love my life. He has taught me to be thankful and to stop complaining because darkness leads to light… always!” By Bushra Junejo Sibtain is my little brother diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. That’s his basic description. The answer to the question ‘who is Sibta…
30.07.2017 · From The Art of Autism
“When a family focuses on ability instead of disability, all things are possible…Love and acceptance is key. We need to interact with those with autism by taking an interest in their interests,” Amanda Rae Ross By Ron Sandison Amanda Ross is twenty-two—studying occupational therapy for h…
20.04.2017 · From The Art of Autism
Statistically, siblings share the longest lasting relationships one will experience in a lifetime. Several decades of research on siblings has provided important information about the effects of being a brother or sister of an individual with a disability. Generally, sibs across the lifespan regard …
12.04.2017 · From The Art of Autism
From when I was very young, I watched people’s behavior. If someone was purposely rude, or mistreated people, I immediately lost all interest in them. If someone tried to bully me, I immediately thought, well, if I’m too different for them, they’d never accept Anthony…I don&#…
11.09.2016 · From The Art of Autism
“But A doesn’t care, if she accomplishes a simple skill like hopping she is so proud of herself and it puts her in a good mood for the rest of the day. Asperger’s isn’t all bad, A has a really good long term memory. She can remember little facts about things that happened ove…
22.06.2016 · From The Art of Autism
Y Films which is an Indian film company that makes short films and puts them on youtube came out this year with a series of six films dedicated to love – called Love Shots. Today they released the 6th film about two sisters. One of the sisters is getting ready for a date while her autistic sis…
13.04.2016 · From The Art of Autism
I remember just standing there asking why it had to be me. Joanna was the only person outside of my home I had ever really been friends with, and now I would not be able to be in her class or see Jessica at recess. I can still see her face even now, with her blue eyes and dark hair in a ponytail, a…
11.12.2015 · From The Art of Autism