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Letters from Our Editors: Welcome to Zoom Autism Magazine, Issue 16! Guest Editor: Gretchen McIntire (Leary) It has been a honor and an amazing learning experience to step into the shoes of Guest Editor for Issue 16 of Zoom Autism Magazine. I knew right away that I wanted the theme to be about trave…
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Our Guest Editor, Gretchen McIntire (Leary), interviews Stephen Shore, an autistic professor of special education at Adelphi University. He is the author of several books including College for Students with Disabilities and Beyond the Wall. He travels the world speaking at over 1,000 conferences abo…
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By Erin Clemens Going on holiday. Taking a vacation. Getting away. These are all ways to describe traveling, and they make it sound so relaxing! However, as someone on the autism spectrum, traveling can be challenging. I often struggle with changes in routine and communicating my needs to strangers…
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By Katie Dyer Autism is full of quirks on a daily basis when you’re in your comfort zones. The days are filled with schedules, familiar smells and foods, and television programs. The initial thought of traveling is totally overwhelming and scary. The first time we talked about traveling with …
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By Rachel Barcellona Traveling is something I really love to do! I’ve been to many U.S. states and was able to go to London, England, to take part in Autism’s Got Talent, an event where autistic individuals showcase their talents. I sang opera at The Mermaid Theatre and met lots of new …
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Issue 16’s Big Question What coping skills or accommodations help you/ and or your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder when traveling? Gretchen McIntire, our Guest Editor, asked this question to the #ActuallyAutistic Community on Twitter and Facebook. Here’s what they had to say: “I’m pretty cool w…
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By Conner Cummings I am happy that this issue is all about traveling. I love to travel especially to Orlando, Florida and Los Angeles, California to visit Disney Parks. Our Guest Editor, Gretchen McIntire (Leary), came up with an idea: Gretchen wanted an issue that could help autistics travel to whe…
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By Gretchen McIntire I remember the exact moment when I knew I needed to go back to the place I was born last year. I was listening to a song from the Moana soundtrack while I was out on my daily walk in my neighborhood in Boston suburbs. Something about the music, the sunshine on my back, and the m…
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Editor’s Note: Find updates from past contributors to “The View From Here” at the end of this article.  By Douglas Sparling  I have lived two lives of “before and after.” One frustrated by uncertainties, the other embracing every moment. I have lived an imperfect life, flawed but not broken. I am a…
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By Megan Amodeo Most of us have memories of road trips and family vacations solidified into our brains from childhood. Those memories always seem to more lighthearted and amusing than the actual experience of driving endless hours in a packed car. If you have never been on a road trip, you’re missin…
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