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It’s that time of year again when autism parents all over the world start to panic. What on earth am I going to buy my kids for Christmas this year? Often our children are unable… The post 22 Christmas Present Ideas For Autistic Children appeared first on Stories About Autism. Source: …
26.11.2020 · From Stories About Autism
 It’s World Autism Awareness Day! Though it’s going to be hugely overshadowed this year by the Coronavirus crisis that the world finds itself gripped by, it’s still a day we can choose to recognise and… The post World Autism Awareness Day: 20 things you need to know appeare…
02.04.2020 · From Stories About Autism
Here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun…..aren’t they? Whilst families all over the world are excitedly looking forward to Christmas, that’s not necessarily the case for everyone. Christmas can be a very difficult time… The post 8 ideas for an Autism Frien…
17.12.2019 · From Stories About Autism
John Elder Robison is free range Aspergian male, having grown up in the 1960s before the diagnosis existed. Today, he has claimed his spot on the autism spectrum and he's also an adjunct professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. …
02.02.2018 · From Raising Cubby
The ReliquaryIt’s been several years since the discovery of a reliquary in a 1609 grave in the chancel of the first church in Jamestown Virginia.  The grave was that of Gabriel Archer, one of the founders of the Jamestown colony.  I’ve been surprised how little discussion this has stirred …
01.02.2018 · From Raising Cubby
It’s been a few years since I first heard the phrase, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.”  I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I just accepted those words without question, for quite a long time.  Today I see them differently.Growing up on a farm …
01.02.2018 · From Raising Cubby
This year, I have seen the continuation of some troubling trends from autism advocacy groups.  One major group booked me to speak at their conference (for which they will pay me) even as they assembled sessions with autistic panelists who are not getting paid.Another organization – involved in …
01.02.2018 · From Raising Cubby
One of the greatest divisions in the autism community is between seekers of a cure, and opponents.  Someone new to the autism community could easily be forgiven for asking how this might be.  Autism is, after all, a disability.  Why would anyone be opposed to curing it?Autism is not a…
01.02.2018 · From Raising Cubby
Recently I suggested that people who are actually autistic need to have a strong voice in guiding autism research.  I made the point that anyone who is not autistic is simply guessing when it comes to interpreting our behaviors.  Only an autistic person can truly know autistic life.  …
31.01.2018 · From Raising Cubby
I am pleased to see that our government’s understanding of autism is changing.  For the first time, the IACC’s Strategic Plan recognizes that the needs of people living with autism today are paramount.  This portion of the introduction to the 2016-17 Update speaks for itself:The IACC has m…
31.01.2018 · From Raising Cubby