25 May, 2024
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Short Diagnosis Times in Autism: Impacts of Waiting Periods

Why Short Diagnosis Times Matter for Those with Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects millions of individuals worldwide, with the CDC reporting 1 in 36 having the condition. Those with autism commonly present with symptoms including challenges in communication, social interaction, and behavior. However, due to the varying degrees of ASD and the unique ways […]

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10 Ways Women with Autism Redefine Success

Autism, a neurodevelopmental condition, manifests differently in women, often leading to unique challenges. In this article, we explore how women with autism redefine success by breaking down societal barriers and embracing their neurodivergent strengths. Celebrating differences in neurodevelopment is crucial. Women with autism bring a unique perspective, challenging conventional norms. Acknowledging and embracing neurodiversity is […]

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National Disabilities Month 2024

Introduction In the world of challenges and triumphs, National Disabilities Month stands as a beacon of resilience and inspiration. This annual observance provides an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable journeys of individuals defying odds and leaving an indelible mark on our hearts. Join us on an emotional expedition as we delve into the profound […]

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The Importance of Ongoing Autism Research

Why is autism research necessary? Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by problems with social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors, has been the subject of increasing attention over the past decade. The focus on autism research has arguably put on the map the need to understand this condition better, the impact on individuals and families, the role of educators and […]

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Financial Independence 101 – Autism and Money Management

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects brain development, resulting in difficulties with social interaction, communication, and engaging in repetitive behaviors or having restricted interests. Individuals with autism often perceive and interact with the world in unique ways, which can present both opportunities and challenges when it comes to managing money. This blog […]

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World Autism Awareness Day: Celebrating Neurodiversity!

April 2nd is the annual World Autism Awareness Day, a day of massive significance for the autism community and those who love and support them. The day serves as a time to recognize the value of neurodiversity by celebrating the unique strengths, differences, and perspectives that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) bring to the […]

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Hope Rising in Conquering Disabilities in 2024

Disclaimer: The following article is a heartfelt exploration of triumph over adversity, focusing on the indomitable spirit of those facing disabilities. It aims to inspire, uplift, and foster understanding. Disabilities are not limitations but unique aspects of the human experience. In this exploration of conquering disabilities with love, we delve into stories of resilience, acceptance, […]

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Coaches’ Corner: Self-Awareness Practices for Autism Providers

I have the pleasure each day of doing work that can be the most fun. Many moments I have in the workplace involve large smiles and belly laughs and I reflect often on how fortunate I am to be doing this “work” and interacting with several wonderful humans. More recently, an awareness of my neurotypical […]

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Nonverbal and Nonspeaking in Autism Explained

Defining Nonverbal and Nonspeaking in Autism At first glance, nonverbal and nonspeaking may appear synonymous, as healthcare providers used it in the past to describe individuals with ASD facing difficulties in communication, but they hold distinct meanings. So, let’s define what means each one: Nonverbal Nonverbal typically refers to individuals who do not use spoken […]