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    Young Adulthood on the Spectrum: An Interview with a Friend

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    Topics: Autism & Transitions, First Person Autism, Young Adult (18-21), Adult (22+), Articles

    About two weeks ago, I began to watch the show Atypical on Netflix. This is a program that was of great interest to me, as it is about an 18-year-old high school senior who is living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The..
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    First Person Autism: Review of Netflix Series Atypical

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    Letters from the CEO

    Having a special interest in something is a major part of the repetitive behavior that comes with autism. In fact, researcher Tony Attwood (2003) found that special interests seem “to be a dominant characteristic,..
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    Leveraging Special Interests to Help Children with Autism:  An Autistic Person* Shares Her Experiences

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    Recognition of Stages Learning Materials Contributions & Excellence

    This is a book review of “Why Johnny doesn’t Flap,” a book about an autistic boy’s neurotypical (meaning without neurological disabilities) friend, Johnny. I will give a brief description of the book’s story,..
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    Book Review: “Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap”

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    Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

    Navigating the holidays with autism The time has come for families and friends to get together and celebrate. This particular time of the year means many things: inviting extended family over, wrapping presents, pie,..
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    Autism and the Holidays: Advice from the Front Lines

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    Advice for entering the job world It is common knowledge that people with disabilities tend to experience higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Many employers seem to be unwilling to give disabled..
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    Work Environments, Adjustments for Employees with Autism

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    Topics: About Autism, Autism & Transitions, First Person Autism, Autism & Career Options, Young Adult (18-21), Adult (22+), Articles

    As an autistic person, I am very familiar with AAC. I use it, and I am around others who use it too. Because it is AAC awareness month, I thought this was a good opportunity to write about it.
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    How To Make Life Easier for a Person Who Uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

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    An Autistic Woman Explains Common Autism Characteristics and Misconceptions Basics- What is autism? Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder. It is a condition that affects every part of a person’s life. Autism is..
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    Autism Explained

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    Hi! My name is Catlaina, and I am the author of "Ella Autie". "Ella Autie" was a book made for my senior project. Here is a quick summary:
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    Author Catlaina Vrana On Her New Book “Ella Autie”

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    Whenever I sit down to write a new blog entry, I mentally acknowledge the importance of self-advocacy in the lives of people with autism. It is vital that we tell others how we are feeling and what we are thinking, so..
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    Book Review: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

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    A Former Student with Autism Shares his Gratitude for a Teacher that Helped Him Succeed When I was growing up, school was very rough for me. I struggled with many of the same social and emotional challenges that many..
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    A Special Thank You to a Special Teacher

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    Note: Nathan Hughes is a writer who works for Stages Learning. He provides an inside view of his experiences living with autism. Stages Learning is dedicated to providing our community with useful articles relating to..
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    The Positive Side of Autism

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    Nathan Hughes has curated a collection of the most useful and interesting blogs that are written by people like himself: People with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nathan’s selections reflect a variety of experiences and..
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    Top Blogs by People with Autism

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    Finding a Job that Matches Your Skills Many people struggle with finding a job and establishing a career for themselves. In addition, there are often multiple applicants for only one job vacancy, which can be..
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    Career Choices for People with Autism: First Hand Advice

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    Topics: First Person Autism, Autism & Career Options, Young Adult (18-21), Adult (22+), Articles

    First Hand Experiences of Being a Student with Autism As an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder, I have found myself reflecting on both the challenges and strengths that my differences have brought me. On one hand,..
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    My Thoughts on School Experiences and Being on the Autism Spectrum

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    Topics: First Person Autism, Young Adult (18-21), Adult (22+), Articles