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First Business Summit on Employing Adults with Autism NC

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Press Release – CHAPEL HILL, NC (January 8, 2014) – As the U.S. prepares for a tsunami of young adults with autism who will enter the job market over the next decade, autism specialists and business leaders will assemble in Chapel Hill, NC on January 27-29 for the first summit to press . . . → Read More: First Business Summit on Employing Adults with Autism NC

Hearing Aids For Autistic Child

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My son’s surgery was rescheduled for January, because he had the flu. We got a phone call from the doctor, and she wants to push it to April. Why? Because she wants to look at placing a hearing aid at the same time. This has me worried. We have not decided about hearing aids . . . → Read More: Hearing Aids For Autistic Child

The Flu and Ear Surgery For Autism Child

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Two words I hate hearing when I take my son to the doctor at this time of the year. They are two words I really didn’t want to hear before he has his ear surgery. Your child has THE FLU. Ughhh. Well, I was expecting to hear those words when I took . . . → Read More: The Flu and Ear Surgery For Autism Child

Depression and My Autism Child

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Last night, at faith formation class, they discussed depression. Why? I don’t know. Doesn’t seem like a topic that should be covered during a faith formation class. My husband said that our son got really upset during the conversation. I am not familiar with depression and how it may affect my autism . . . → Read More: Depression and My Autism Child

Church Thinking About Isolating Special Needs Children

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This year has brought some changes at my church. The main change is the Director of Faith Formation. The previous director understood the needs of the special needs children in the congregation. She believed in inclusion, and worked hard with the parents to meet the needs of the children with special needs. This year, . . . → Read More: Church Thinking About Isolating Special Needs Children

Caring For An Autism Child and An ADHD Child

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Life in our household has been crazy. I have family staying with me, and it’s been a little crowded. It’s also been a learning experience. I now have my autism son, and an ADHD child to care for. It’s not everyday, only when his mom is working. This week, that’s been a . . . → Read More: Caring For An Autism Child and An ADHD Child

Comparing Mentally Disabled to Prison

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Maybe I am too sensitive. Maybe I take offense to things too easily. Maybe I am not. Maybe I should have stood up and said something. I didn’t. I was shocked, and angered. I simply stood up and walked out. Maybe you would have said something. Maybe what was said wouldn’t have . . . → Read More: Comparing Mentally Disabled to Prison

Daughter Explaining Autism To Friends

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It’s not easy for a 10 year old to explain to her friends about autism. My daughter has a bowling league she participates in on Saturdays. I take her and my son to it, and the lanes are filled with the kids in the league. I go early, find a table close . . . → Read More: Daughter Explaining Autism To Friends

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