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36 Creative Ways People Describe Their Anxiety to Those Who Don’t Understand | The Mighty

Everyone knows what it’s like to feel nervous. It’s what rattles you before a big test, and what makes your heart beat a little faster before a first date. But for people who live with anxiety, it’s frustrating when your experience is likened to the everyday nervousness everyone feels. Mighty contributor B.L. Acker knows this… Source: 36 […]

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Are Autistic People Really too Sensitive? How the Intense World Theory Gaslights the Autistic Population | Intersectional Neurodiversity

In recent years the narrative has shifted from saying that autistic people feel too little – usually due to a purported empathy deficit – to saying we feel too much. This move has been widely celebrated: seen by many in the autistic community both as vindicating autistic self-advocates, and as a step forward for […] Source: Are […]

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Indictment: Caregiver recorded secret nude videos of autistic Lakeville teen – Twin Cities

A University of Minnesota I.T. specialist is accused of recording nude videos of a 17-year-old autistic boy while working as the teen’s personal care attendant. Christopher Pfoff, 28, was indicted … Source: Indictment: Caregiver recorded secret nude videos of autistic Lakeville teen – Twin Cities

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Sony Pictures Television Studios to be Honored at the 2nd Annual AUTFEST Film Festival Dedicated to Autism Awareness

Sony Pictures Television Studios will be receiving the Visionary Award at the 2 nd Annual AUTFEST International Film Festivalpresented by The Autism Society at a VIP Reception on Sunday, April 29at 7:30pm at the Writers Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles. Honorees include JEFF FROST, President of Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPT), and Co-Presidents […]

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Manda Mosher’s New Single COLD COLD LOVE Featured in Motion Picture PLEASE STAND BY With Dakota Fanning

  Award-winning singer/songwriter Manda Mosher (https://www.mandamosher.com/), of popular Americana duo ‘CALICO the band,’ released new solo single today, ‘Cold Cold Love.’ Featured in the recently released motion picture about autism ‘Please Stand By’ starring Dakota Fanning, proceeds to benefit autism awareness and Geek Club Books for autism, while celebrating National Autism Awareness Month. Source: Manda […]

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Millbrook school pupil launches campaign to teach others about his autism | Oxford Mail

A SCHOOLBOY is leading a campaign to educate his peers about autism to help them better understand aspects of his behaviour. Source: Millbrook school pupil launches campaign to teach others about his autism | Oxford Mail

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RHONJ: Franklin Lakes NJ library defends removal of Laurita’s son

RHONJ’s Jacqueline Laurita’s son with autism was asked to leave Franklin Lakes library; here is the library’s response. Source: RHONJ: Franklin Lakes NJ library defends removal of Laurita’s son