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Autism 101 | Spectrum News
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"We provide comprehensive news and analysis of advances in autism research. Through our work, we hope to catalyze new collaborations and perspectives...Show more "We provide comprehensive news and analysis of advances in autism research. Through our work, we hope to catalyze new collaborations and perspectives on autism. We sift through the steady stream of autism papers and highlight the most noteworthy. Our deeply reported news articles explain the context and impact of each finding. We also turn to experts in the field for their opinions on trends or controversies in autism research." Spectrum's Editorial Policy: "Funding for Spectrum comes from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), but our team is editorially independent. The articles we produce do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundation’s scientific staff." Show less
What to Say, What Not to Say to Someone with Autism | Organization for Autism Research
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"OAR’S mission is to apply research to the challenges of autism. We strive to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns ...Show more "OAR’S mission is to apply research to the challenges of autism. We strive to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers. The mission of 'applying' research to answer questions of daily concern to those living with autism defines our goals and program objectives and shapes our budget. In addition to funding research, our mission includes the requirements to: Disseminate new and useful information to as many members of the autism community as possible, and Direct all research and programs initiatives toward enhancing the quality of life for individuals with autism . . . In simplest terms, applied autism research is 'practical research that examines issues and challenges that children and adults with autism and their families face everyday.'" Show less
Introductory Video: Many Faces of Autism | Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
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"Welcome to ASD strategies in action. This video is all about helping you understand autism spectrum disorder a little better by dispelling some comm...Show more "Welcome to ASD strategies in action. This video is all about helping you understand autism spectrum disorder a little better by dispelling some common misconceptions. As you learn, you'll hear perspectives from individuals on the spectrum, their family members, employers, teachers, and others who touched their lives." Show less
SOAR: Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources
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SOAR is a non-profit organization, located on the Northshore in Ponchatoula. SOAR's mission is to "provide the individualized services, information, ...Show more SOAR is a non-profit organization, located on the Northshore in Ponchatoula. SOAR's mission is to "provide the individualized services, information, resources and support needed to positively enhance the independence, productivity and inclusion of individuals with autism to soar beyond limits." Show less
Northshore Families Helping Families
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"Northshore Families Helping Families (NFHF) is a non-profit, family driven resource center. NFHF are a group of families, who through our own experi...Show more "Northshore Families Helping Families (NFHF) is a non-profit, family driven resource center. NFHF are a group of families, who through our own experiences promote advocacy and are committed to reaching out to other families who have members with disabilities. Our resource center serves the parishes of St. Tammany, Washington, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Feliciana and Livingston." Show less
The Emerge Center
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"The Emerge Center, located in Baton Rouge, offers resources from evaluations to ABA therapy, speech and OT for children with Autism Spectrum Disorde...Show more "The Emerge Center, located in Baton Rouge, offers resources from evaluations to ABA therapy, speech and OT for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders . . . The Emerge Center empowers children with autism and individuals with communication challenges to achieve independence through innovative and family-centered therapies." Show less
Exceptional Lives Louisiana: Disability Information for Families
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"Exceptional Lives is a personalized disability information platform for families, caregivers, and professionals. We empower and support families by ...Show more "Exceptional Lives is a personalized disability information platform for families, caregivers, and professionals. We empower and support families by providing trustworthy, easy-to-follow information in plain language on how to access programs and services. We promote self-help by equipping users with tools to find resources and take action to help their children thrive." Show less
My Story is Mine to Tell by Amy Sequenzia | Ollibean
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"Amy Sequenzia is a non-speaking Autistic, multiply disabled activist and writer. Amy writes about disability rights, civil rights and human rights. ...Show more "Amy Sequenzia is a non-speaking Autistic, multiply disabled activist and writer. Amy writes about disability rights, civil rights and human rights. She also writes poetry. Amy has presented in several conferences in the US and abroad, and her work is featured in books about being Autistic and Disabled. Amy is deeply involved with the Neurodiversity Movement and has been outspoken about the rights and worthy of disabled people. Amy serves on the Board of Directors of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)." Show less
Autistic Self Advocacy Network | Nothing About Us Without Us
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"The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the g...Show more "The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us. Nothing About Us, Without Us!" Show less
Autism Society
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"The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and f...Show more "The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. We provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates. Founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism, the Autism Society is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism." Show less
Autism Society of Greater New Orleans
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"The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is an affiliate of the national Autism Society. Their mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism." "The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is an affiliate of the national Autism Society. Their mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism." Show less
Introduction to Autism | Interactive Autism Network
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"IAN, the Interactive Autism Network, was established in January 2006 at Kennedy Krieger Institute. IAN's goal is to facilitate research that will le...Show more "IAN, the Interactive Autism Network, was established in January 2006 at Kennedy Krieger Institute. IAN's goal is to facilitate research that will lead to advancements in understanding and treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To accomplish this goal, we created the IAN Community and IAN Research." Show less
AUTCOM - The Autism National Committee
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"AUTCOM is the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to 'Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism' through a shared vision and a commitment ...Show more "AUTCOM is the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to 'Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism' through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches. Our organization was founded in 1990 to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and related differences of communication and behavior. In the face of social policies of devaluation, which are expressed in the practices of segregation, medicalization, and aversive conditioning, we assert that all individuals are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Show less
National Autism Association
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"The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential." "The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential." Show less
National Autism Center
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"a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), promoting best...Show more "a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive and reliable resources for families, practitioners, and communities." Show less
Association for Science for Autism Treatment
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ASAT's mission is to "promote safe, effective, science-based treatments for people with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically ...Show more ASAT's mission is to "promote safe, effective, science-based treatments for people with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically sound information, advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment, and combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate and false information about autism and its treatment." Show less
Asperger/Autism Network
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"AANE works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome or similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful,...Show more "AANE works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome or similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy--all in an atmosphere of validation and respect." Show less
Wrong Planet
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"Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents/professionals of those) with autism . . . and other neurological differences...Show more "Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents/professionals of those) with autism . . . and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and more." Show less
Ethan Lisi: What It's Really Like to Have Autism | TED-Ed Weekend | February 2020
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"'Autism is not a disease; it's just another way of thinking,' says Ethan Lisi. Offering a glimpse into the way he experiences the world, Lisi breaks...Show more "'Autism is not a disease; it's just another way of thinking,' says Ethan Lisi. Offering a glimpse into the way he experiences the world, Lisi breaks down misleading stereotypes about autism, shares insights into common behaviors like stimming and masking and promotes a more inclusive understanding of the spectrum." Show less
Carina Morillo: To Understand Autism, Don't Look Away | TEDxRiodelaPlata | October 2016
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"Carina Morillo knew almost nothing about autism when her son Ivan was diagnosed -- only that he didn't speak or respond to words, and that she had t...Show more "Carina Morillo knew almost nothing about autism when her son Ivan was diagnosed -- only that he didn't speak or respond to words, and that she had to find other ways to connect with him. She shares how she learned to help her son thrive by being curious along with him." Please note: this TEDX Talk is in Spanish with English subtitles. Show less
Alix Generous: How I Learned to Communicate My Inner Life with Asperger's | TEDWomen 2015 | June 2015
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"Alix Generous is a young woman with a million and one ideas -- she's done award-winning science, helped develop new technology and tells a darn good...Show more "Alix Generous is a young woman with a million and one ideas -- she's done award-winning science, helped develop new technology and tells a darn good joke (you'll see). She has Asperger's, a form of autistic spectrum disorder that can impair the basic social skills required for communication, and she's worked hard for years to learn how to share her thoughts with the world. In this funny, personal talk, she shares her story -- and her vision for tools to help more people communicate their big ideas." Show less
Steve Silberman: The Forgotten History of Autism | TED2015 | March 2015
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"Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. Wha...Show more "Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. What caused this steep rise? Steve Silberman points to 'a perfect storm of autism awareness' — a pair of psychologists with an accepting view, an unexpected pop culture moment and a new clinical test. But to really understand, we have to go back further to an Austrian doctor by the name of Hans Asperger, who published a pioneering paper in 1944. Because it was buried in time, autism has been shrouded in misunderstanding ever since." Steve Silberman is the author of the book 'Neurotribes' (2015). Show less
Rosie King: How Autism Freed Me to Be Myself | TEDMED 2014 | September 2014
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“'People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,' says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold,...Show more “'People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,' says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity." Show less
Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds | TED2010 | February 2010
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"Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to 'think in pictures,' which helps her solv...Show more "Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to 'think in pictures,' which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids." Show less
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