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Some autistic people can’t tolerate face masks. Here’s how we’re managing with our son. – The Washington Post

My son’s neurology makes him more sensitive than other people to touch and texture, and he cannot bear the feeling of having his nose and mouth covered by fabric. Source: Some autistic people can’t tolerate face masks. Here’s how we’re managing with our son. – The Washington Post

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So while @AutismSpeaks is blundering and creating cover-their-ass apologies – Katie Wright Is Hollering At A Real Ally Of The Autistic Community. Again. | Eve Reiland

Facebook note: So while @AutismSpeaks is blundering and creating cover-their-ass apologies on Facebook – Katie Wright is hollering on twitter at a real ally of the Autistic community. Katie Wright, and her sister, have been known to threaten Autistic activists and our real allies before. Katie Wright is the daughter of Bob and Suzanne Wright, […]

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How parents can support autistic kids during the holidays – The Washington Post

Understanding how autistic kids experience the season and being flexible with our expectations can make the long winter break more joyous for everyone. Source: How parents can support autistic kids during the holidays – The Washington Post

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THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Autism And The Gut Microbiome: An Interview With Dr. Ruth Ann Luna

Our editors Carol Greenburg and Shannon Rosa spoke with Dr. Ruth Ann Luna about her research on autistic kids and their incredibly diverse gut microbiomes during INSAR 2019, How her research is not about “special diets for autism,” how GI issues are co-occurring conditions and not a core trait of autism, how there’s no one universal single bacteria that […]

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THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Countering Neurodiversity Misinformation on KPCC’s Air Talk

Shannon Des Roches Rosa @shannonrosa I was recently invited to be a guest on National Public Radio affiliate KPCC’s AirTalk, to provide a contrasting perspective to science writer Moheb Constandi’s Aeon article Against Neurodiversity. What follows is the transcript of our conversation, which was only 23 minutes long and in which I suspect neither of us covered all […]

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Google Alert – autism | Circa May 27, 2011

Fri, May 27, 2011, 9:29 PM | Google Alert – autism News9 new results for autism Researchers find genetic differences in autistic individualsMedill Reports: Chicagoby Maria Bouselli Remarkable genetic differences between a brain of an autistic person and a person without autism found by UCLA researchers have changed the way doctors and researchers think about autism. “If you randomly pick 20 people with autism, …See all […]