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Autistic boy writes children’s book about COVID-19 | cbs8.com

‘A Little Red Monster in Quarantine’ book to benefit children living in poverty and inner-city youth. VISTA, Calif. — A 10-year old boy with autism put pen to paper during the pandemic’s stay at home order.  In this Zevely Zone, I met a fourth-grader from Dana Point who is raising awareness and money for those […]

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With “Douglas,” Hannah Gadsby is a comedy pioneer with her whimsical, meticulous show about autism | Salon.com

The self-proclaimed Tasmanian lesbian comic is back to explain her full comedy set, sexism, and Louis C.K. Source: With “Douglas,” Hannah Gadsby is a comedy pioneer with her whimsical, meticulous show about autism | Salon.com

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Special Ed Student Told He Would Never Go to College is Now Best-Selling Author – For Reading Addicts

As a child, Ronnie Sidney, II was diagnosed with a learning disability and spent years in special education. After years of struggle, and after being told he would never go to college, Sidney graduated from VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University), and has gone on to become a best-selling author, who uses his experiences to help young […]

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Love Me Now | Life 2.0 | Eve Reiland

Originally posted on The Ghost Beneath Me:
Love me now You’re all I needYou’re my everything Today and forever moreSo love me now The dark days are near But not yet here. Love me now before I fall too deep Get so far away, so lost I can’t hear your heart beat Love me now…

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Meme: I am valid. I am whole. I am me. | The Autistic Avenger

I am valid. I am whole. I am me. The entire Autistic brain is physically wired differently — Autism isn’t just one unique part of an otherwise-Neurotypical brain! I need understanding and equitable accommodation in this world not built with Autistics in mind. But I have my strengths and am proud of who I am. […]

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When My Faith Was Strong – Jake Allen Sharp

Seems like everyone I know is feeling stress beyond measure When did the worries of this world take away our pleasure Not enough money, and too much to do There is sickness, sadness and anxiety too If you take it all away, there is a beating heart And a longing in your soul for a […]

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run – Poetry Of An Aspergian

Listen to my demons They tell me to run away I have so much to offer the world Why must my home be the grave Repetition so there’s not a word I’m missin’ Tryna plug my ears so I do not listen Steal the knife out my hand So that there’s no ascension The devil’s […]