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Autism is a way of being. It is not possible to separate the person from the autism. via Jim Sinclair | #AutisticHistory

Autism is a way of being. It is not possible to separate the person from the autism. Therefore, when parents say, I wish my child did not have autism, what they’re really saying is, I wish the autistic child I have did not exist, and I had a different (non-autistic) child instead. Read that again. This […]

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Parents of children with autism face extra €28,000 bill annually

Research shows extent to which access to services depends on family’s ability to pay Source: Parents of children with autism face extra €28,000 bill annually

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Our view: A landmark for children with autism | Editorials | journalnow.com

A new activity center for children with autism that opened last week is a landmark achievement for our area. Built by the nonprofit group ABC of NC, this $6.5 million, Source: Our view: A landmark for children with autism | Editorials | journalnow.com

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Taylor Swift Meets Texas Boy With Autism After Donating $10K for His Service Dog | Inside Edition

The 8-year-old boy with autism was over the moon to meet Taylor Swift. Source: Taylor Swift Meets Texas Boy With Autism After Donating $10K for His Service Dog | Inside Edition

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Families bear bulk of costs of caring for kids with autism | Irish Examiner

The annual cost to families of caring for a child with autism is double what the State spends on autism-related health, social, and educational resources, according to a new study. Source: Families bear bulk of costs of caring for kids with autism | Irish Examiner

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Mom says teachers forced young daughter with autism into closet – CBS News

Also says they held the door closed; mother is demanding apology and assurances it won’t happen again Source: Mom says teachers forced young daughter with autism into closet – CBS News

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Peace of Mind Pacific County presents “Panel of Experts on Autism”

SEAVIEW — In 2002, one in 150 children was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now, one in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD. Peace of Mind Pacific County hosted a community dinner and panel about autism Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Peninsula Church Center. Presenters included Lutheran pastor Anna Haugen, who was diagnosed with […]