today at 01:30.
#autism #acceptance #understanding
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today at 03:20
That is a backwards statement it's more like no person is wired perfectly because if we where we will be alien smart so if you educate yourself you go through a process that is perfecting you more and more.
today at 02:43
treu , accept the person as a own person not as property and not to change but accept the person as a own person so the person can be and grow in stedd of limited and destroyed ... THIS SHOULD COUNT FOR EVERYBODDY ''child , adult , male , female and parant alike'' !!! ;)
Sharon Seals Phillips
today at 02:58
Amen! Acceptance is key for transformation to occur in this world!
yesterday at 22:09.
Renowned clinical psychologist and autism researcher to lead science program focused on life-enhancing research with real-world benefits.
Thomas Frazier to join Autism Speaks as Chief Science Officer
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today at 00:31
He's an amazing doctor and the father of an autistic son. So grateful for him!
Rosa Elena Hidalgo
yesterday at 22:25
Where is his office located it
yesterday at 23:45
I wonder if hes on the spectrum.
yesterday at 15:28.
Did you know Autism Speaks has a comprehensive library of hundreds of books? Browse our books for parents, professionals and children, including siblings and peers! #Autism
Books to learn more about autism
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Lyn Furey Snow
yesterday at 15:56
i attempted to click on several of the links in the movies resource library and they were broken or gave an error message. the list may need to be updated.
yesterday at 15:33
You need to add to your library Different Kinds of Special by Donna Carol Koffman and Kooper's Tale by donna Carol Koffman and Dr. Lawrence Segel. Teaching young children about autism encouraging empathy, acceptance and inclusion. Available on Amazon. Parentbooks.com and through lostforwordspress or ManTaopublishing.com
Iolanda Priscila Ver Yap
yesterday at 16:37
My Ex-Boyfriend has Autism but he works as an Assistant Librarian in School :) Thank you Autism Speaks because of you I understand him now :)
yesterday at 01:30.
"It took me 38 years to learn that; it took him 10..." #Autism
The Odd Thing About This Picture Taught Me a Lesson We All Need to Learn
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Janell Benedict Nietzel
yesterday at 02:15
My 14yr old son says the same about kids in school- that because of the way most kids don't talk to to him or wouldn't invite him to a party etc, he's ok with that and sticks with the very small group of kids that have accepted him. But I can see it in his face that he would love nothing more than to be accepted by everyone. It breaks my heart.
Lisa Hunkele Blust
yesterday at 01:57
💯% I love this story and for all the "trouble" spectrum kids seem to have dealing with peers they always seem to do very well with adults...wise beyond their years?!?!?
yesterday at 03:37
I'm 41 and now just coming into a period of my life where I can say... you know, we just can't be good friends due to your beliefs vs mine.... I can only imagine how liberating this feels when you have this skill all of your life ❤
01/18/2017 at 20:48.
Looking for local resources like doctors, after school programs or therapy providers? Search by your zip code for over 70,000 resources in our online Resource Guide!
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yesterday at 12:45
One app for the country also helps.
[ Google.com Link ]
yesterday at 03:50
You have to scroll all the way to the end to see the information on link you chose.
yesterday at 02:16
Cant get any links to open
01/18/2017 at 17:00.
"To the people that stare at him because he hums, join in with his little singsong, because in his eyes he is singing the best song in the world." <3
Mom calls for acceptance of son with autism in open letter
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01/18/2017 at 17:10
My son is 24 yrs old, non-verbal young man who has been stared at his whole life. Should I ever hear your son, I will happily join in! ❤
01/18/2017 at 17:04
I have heard more annoying noises from adults without autism than I have from children with besides stopping him from humming could be stopping him from successfully coping with to much stimulation
01/18/2017 at 17:33
Do you really believe that people stare at her son because he hums or might give a glance and a smile because he is so cute? I think people are overly insecure and so sensitive they read into things.
01/18/2017 at 14:43.
The 2017 Bike to the Beach season is off and pedaling in the Florida Keys! Register for one of the 2017 rides benefiting Autism Speaks at
[ Biketothebeach.org Link ]
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01/18/2017 at 03:00.
Jeremy is 23 and quite the artist. :) #Autism #Incredible
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01/18/2017 at 04:02
My boy is autistic an loves to draw to, they sure have talent
01/18/2017 at 03:07
I have low-functioning autism and I'm a good artist 2. ;)
01/18/2017 at 03:41
One of my daughters has ADHD and loves to draw too! She's 10. Great job! Here's an example of her work!
"Take a look at the latest activities and research thanks to brain tissue from people with autism."
It takes brains to solve autism.
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01/18/2017 at 02:17
I dont want answers as to wht, i want resources to help him now cant even find loving caregivers so i can continue my 20 year nursung career. Hes a boy, w love and energy and his family needs resources
01/18/2017 at 15:27
I have an Autistic brain -- what's the solution? I'm #autisticandproud.
Lisa Fish Smith
01/18/2017 at 17:11
Thanks for trying to help our kids!!!
01/17/2017 at 20:43.
"I said my first words when I was 4 years old right after listening to a Fleetwood Mac song. I told my mom 'play again.' I later learned to play the guitar and piano..." <3 #Autism
Autism & how listening to music helped me learn how to talk
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01/17/2017 at 21:17
Omg this is exactly like my son. He didn't speak until he was 3 1/2. And it was just repeating random words we said but he could sing half of 21 pilots "ride". And that's what he speaks and connects most through is music and song. It's beautiful bc I sang all through school in choir (and still sing all the time now) and his dad is a musician so music is very important to us. Love this ❤❤❤ Leo Zamora
01/17/2017 at 21:55
Check out degradation trip by Jerry Cantrell. I have autism and his album got me through dark times. It's 25 songs long but there is a specific song in there called "hurts don't it." It's very emotional and I'm considering doing music therapy for autistic kids.
01/18/2017 at 03:51
Yes!!! My sons would memorize songs word for word and sing them perfectly... long before they learned how to communicate verbally. I've always believed in the healing power of music.. body and soul! ❤
01/17/2017 at 16:52.
Do you or your loved one on the spectrum have trouble keeping track of time?
Autism and difficulty gauging time: Strategies for a common challenge
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01/17/2017 at 17:47
My son is 5 and he has an eerie ability to keep track of time! He knows if 2 minutes has passed or 30. Always. You can tell him to come back in 5 minutes and he will be back in exactly 5 minutes without ever needing a clock!
01/17/2017 at 17:26
I generally make a mental note of how much time it takes me to do this or that. In that way, I am generally able to get tasks done in time. I can figure out when I need to start something if I want to complete it by a given time.
01/17/2017 at 19:25
My son is always aware of the time. And I mean always. You can't tell him it's almost 1245 when it's 1243. It sets him off. And he sometimes will keep the teachers at school on track by always knowing the time. He's obsessed with it.
01/16/2017 at 22:30.
So cute! <3 #TeacherOfTheYear
Special Education Teacher Includes Her Entire Class In Her Wedding Party
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01/17/2017 at 01:09
My daughter's preschool teacher invited all the kids to her wedding ceremony...they all sat criss cross applesauce in front of the alter!! It was ADORABLE!!
01/16/2017 at 22:42
Beautiful photo! I've seen this picture before and read about the amazing relationship this teacher has with her students. My daughter has autism and she's surrounded by caring and loving teachers as well. I wish every child with special needs has the chance to be surrounded by loving teachers as well.:)
01/17/2017 at 03:46
Amazing human beings,I truely believe that our Lord hand picks everysingle one of our teachers for our children who are great huge walking hearts full of unconditional love but slightly different.Thank you special ed teachers,you truely make a difference in our lives.
01/16/2017 at 18:00.
Yup. :) #Autism
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01/17/2017 at 02:01
I have a son with autism others who share a child with this unique disorder understand fully how difficult it can be ,with that in mind it takes some of us longer to realize how blessed we truly are! GOD gave me this boy because he knew it takes special understanding people to deal with these special wonderfully unique children I love u my son we will conquer this world one day at a time!!
Turing M Andrew
01/16/2017 at 18:10
Or adult! And in the spirit of friendship, Rosie Doran welcome to my crazy world!! #DifferentIsAmazing #NormalSucks :D
01/17/2017 at 19:19
Easy, our little guy is blessed. His Mommy and Daddy get him with playtime and love love love lots of love. He laughs a lot; not a trade known for Autism. Getting into his world IS the key.
01/15/2017 at 22:00.
10. "Positive Reinforcement will be helpful but punishments will not."
12 Things I’d Like Teachers to Understand about Autism
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01/15/2017 at 23:01
13. Autistic kids can fidget in their seats and that is OKAY. Do not attempt to stop them. If that bothers you, please reconsider teaching. If you see kids refusing or bullying because "jimmy is weird" jimmy doesn't have to change a thing. It is those kids whose bullying must be addressed swiftly and firmly.
Tammy Lutke Manzella
01/16/2017 at 01:39
I am an art teacher & a mother of a 4 year old on the spectrum, so I see both sides. This is a great list! I will say that I often question myself on how to approach issues with the many students I see each week who have ASD. I think about how I would want my own child handled in these situations. I've realized that it may be different than the parent of the child would want it handled. In these cases, I contact the parent and ask, and they are very appreciative.
Chris Vanasse Garrity
01/16/2017 at 16:03
All people benefit from positive reinforcement. Consequences should be used and not punishment. This list applies to children with developmental disabilities, language disorders and adhd etc... It makes me crazy when people say "Autistic children". They are children with Autism and have so much to offer.
01/15/2017 at 16:00.
David has autism and he wrote a speech to educate his classmates about people on the spectrum like him. A must watch. <3
My Name is David, I Have Autism
Download this video
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Raewyn Jones Forsyth
01/15/2017 at 21:41
What a worthwhile resource for peers and teachers too! Although I would prefer the term that "I have autism" rather than "I am autistic" ..You are a person first!! :)
01/15/2017 at 17:16
I like this video alot. My son (just turned 6)has a touch of autism. He has a hard time speaking and forgets words. He also has to be shown , not just told what to do to learn. He has to point at things or pick things up to let me know what he wants. He's very observant though and learns very quickly how to do things. He's really good at drawing and building things on MineCraft. He's very smart
01/16/2017 at 22:16
I have this. I don't thank my family know about it. I know I have it. How do I expand at work that I have it and stuff is thaer eany thing I can do at work to try to keep my job about it and stuff I try so hard to keep job I don't know how this work with me to with my job know get me at work
Advice from renowned autism self-advocate, Temple Grandin.
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01/15/2017 at 00:18
My son and dinosaurs, he memorized whole dinosaur documentaries word for word, knows everything about dinosaurs and literally does not stop talking about them.
Carrie Lynn Baucom
01/15/2017 at 03:19
My son now 19, would fixate on subjects it started with a neighbor friend who liked spongebob and had a rubber band ball. That stayed but he also moved onto various wars revolutionary, american civil war, world war one and two. About five years ago he started playing guitar and I found a teacher and after 5 lessons he passed the teachers ability! Feeding his thirst for knowledge can be a challenge.
Ann Lovenberg Zsedenyi
01/15/2017 at 00:32
.... let them find comfort in what interests them, they have enough negative outside influences.... why try and force something on them?? They will move on to other things in the future. Not everyone was created to do "all" things.
01/14/2017 at 18:03.
"It’s time for acceptance."
My Children’s Differences Are Not Something to Apologize For
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01/15/2017 at 14:18
Why would you apologize for your child's behavior? Its who they are. Different than the yahoos of "normal" kids? I like the different, special, interesting kids, they're more fun.😘
Diane Haas Adams
01/14/2017 at 19:29
Bullies are the ones who need to change their ways instead of making fund of children who are special.
01/15/2017 at 18:03
My son used to write numbers instead of color too and I thought it was awesome!
"I love seeing what he thinks is important, interesting, valuable and worthy of a picture."
I Let My 4-Year-Old With Autism Use My Camera. Here's How He Sees the World.
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01/14/2017 at 00:30
We did this with our 4 year old too. Her perspective was amazing. She enjoys it so much we bought a used digital camera for her and she goes crazy. Her favorite subject right now are her feet, in socks, shoes, bare, standing, sitting, I have never seen feet in so many ways before 😀
Tracey Dickson Millwood
01/14/2017 at 00:45
My 12 yr. old daughter takes her iPad everywhere and she loves to take pics too. Her pics are random just like your son's. She loves bugs, particularly stink bugs, and rocks so she takes lots of pics of those...lol. She has pics of water fountains, trees, flowers, butterflies, paintings, total strangers and their babies, cars and buildings. It's amazing the things they find interesting and beautiful!
01/14/2017 at 00:59
Wow I'm not sure why this made me so emotional but it did...
I'm sitting at the kitchen table reading and looking threw this little boys pictures and giggling then the next thing I know I'm sitting here with soft happy tears going down my face..
01/13/2017 at 20:38.
"Whatever stage you find yourself in your life... Just wait. It's going to be hard, and scary and make you question if you are enough."
Waiting for the day your child will finally speak for the first time
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Michelle Coristin Wiechkoske
01/13/2017 at 21:05
My daughter is beginning to say some words here and there. Very proud of her! Lots of work, but just as it has been a difficult road, it's been equally as rewarding. She has taught me the virtues of patience and humility. There is no such thing as a small milestone!
Sabrina Seymour Manno
01/13/2017 at 22:05
At age 11, we stopped waiting and gave my son a voice using an iPad and communication app. I encourage other parents to do the same -- not having a voice in this world is tragic and frustrating for any human being.
01/13/2017 at 21:19
My 3 year old has just begun saying some words. I can't wait for the day he calls me mom. My 18 month old is also non-verbal. The silver lining of being the mother of an autistic child: I look forward to all the littlest things. The big things are shocking (like finding out your non verbal three year old actually knows how to count to 10 or his abcs) and there just aren't words for how ecstatic it makes me feel. I can't wait for what is to come but I also really enjoy just getting to see my kids grow ❤
01/13/2017 at 16:07.
Such a great initiative from Chuck E. Cheese’s!
Chuck E. Cheese hosting 'sensory-free' Sundays for people with autism
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01/13/2017 at 23:25
I say it's a joke my wife had our son in a wheelchair when our van broke down and had asked if she could use their phone to call for help and they said no , and really Sunday 9am till 11am once a month think those are hours they don't have much business being most are at church how about noon to 3pm be better I would think
Jill Boyland Paulus
01/14/2017 at 17:25
I hope the Erie, pa location would do this. One Sunday a month is a start. My ASD son would love it and frankly, so would i. I have anxiety as well. Loud music and kids every where is more than I can deal with.
01/14/2017 at 05:55
Now this is a step in the right direction. On a regular day this place could put an Autistic child in sensory overload. Way to go Chuck E Cheese.