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Actors, Authors, Artists and Advocates Activate their Voices for Autism during National Bullying Prevention Month | Send2Press Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today launched #Activate4Autism movement, a public awareness campaign as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month. The autistic are often misunderstood, marginalized, undervalued and 3 times more likely to be victims of bullying. The campaign brings together voice, stage […]

ABC Awards Full Season To Popular Autism Drama – Disability Scoop

A television drama centering on a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome is proving so popular with viewers that network executives are ordering up more. Source: ABC Awards Full Season To Popular Autism Drama – Disability Scoop

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Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO, on Las Vegas Shooting | Mental Health America

Originally posted on International Badass Activists:
“This morning, we were awakened to the horror of the largest mass shooting in United States history. It is hard to ignore the shock of such news, and impossible at this early stage to determine the motive of the 64-year-old shooter. “What we do know is this. The families of…

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Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO, on Las Vegas Shooting | Mental Health America

“This morning, we were awakened to the horror of the largest mass shooting in United States history. It is hard to ignore the shock of such news, and impossible at this early stage to determine the motive of the 64-year-old shooter. “What we do know is this. The families of the at least 58 who died and the […]

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Dear Neurotypical friends…

Originally posted on the silent wave:
I may have a social disability.  I may say or do things that seem strange to you or put you off or leave you wondering. This could–and sometimes does–lead to misunderstandings and unnecessary hurt feelings, on either side–or both sides. I want to be your friend.  It’s just that…

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The Good Doctor Continues to Infantalize its Autistic Character

Originally posted on crippledscholar:
Image Description: Promotional poster for the upcoming ABC show, The Good Doctor. The title appears in blue over a grainy black and white image of half of series star Freddie Highmore’s face (he is a young white man with dark hair). In contrast to the black and white, his eyes are…

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Asperger syndrome in the office: How I deal with sensory integration dysfunction | Penelope Trunk Careers

A lot of people ask me how I manage to keep a job when I have Asperger syndrome. So I’m doing a series this week on the topic, because it’s true that most people with Asperger’s are not doing well at work. The work place rewards social skills, and people with Asperger’s have a social skill disorder. I […]