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The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions
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The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions

I was asked today by a member in my support group what the differences between autism and learning difficulties are. They had been informed by a well known autism charity that autism is a learning difficulty. This is not the case at all and I felt the need to ...
Autism Basics: Gestures and the accompanying mental state of autism
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Autism Basics: Gestures and the accompanying mental state of autism

Do you ever see that person in the shopping mall flailing their arms running towards someone.  It used to frighten me sometimes, before I understood  what was going on. I remember years  ago at the shopping mall, suddenly the person started running towards som...
Watch your language when talking about autism
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Watch your language when talking about autism

Words matter. The way we use them to communicate with or about others can have a huge impact on people’s lives. This is especially the case when it comes to disability. Handicapped. Retarded. Mad. Activists have campaigned hard to eradicate such terms, which...
Parents New to Autism: Don’t Fall for Pseudoscience like DAN! or MAPS
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Parents New to Autism: Don’t Fall for Pseudoscience like DAN! or MAPS

This is an edited-for-privacy version of an article Shannon  Des Roches Rosa posted on an autism parenting board, in response to a parent asking for advice about DAN! doctors. One of the loveliest features of this group is the opportunity for parents who ar...