#GMPChat- The Myths of Autism 9:00pm Est

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We’re ready to tackle myths and misconceptions about people with autism with guest Deanne Shoyer @OMum22!

Why Children With Autism Often Fall Victim to Bullies

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Bullied for not getting the joke. Why autistic kids are picked on at school.

Join Me in the Classroom, Mayor Hamilton, and Tell My Students to “Grow a Pair”

Porterville, California, Mayor, Cameron Hamilton, grow a pair

Porterville County Mayor Cameron Hamilton’s message to targets of bullying generalizes and negates the bullied child’s experience.

Stepping Outside ‘Our’ World: Lessons I Learned From Working With Special Needs Students

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Loving the world and the people in it is never a question of how, but a question of how can we not? It’s something we should all ask ourselves

Study of Motion Sheds New Light on Autism and the Brain

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People with autism are better at picking out objects or features in static images. It’s a clue to how they may be using their brains differently.

Before Autism Touched my Life

Before Autism

Shavon Brown-Robinson thought she had figured out the perfect balance in her life until Autism gave her a new perspective.

What I’ve Learned About Autism From My Son

What I've Learned About Autism

Anthony Goulet learned to see the world through his son’s eyes and what he saw was something he wished he could share with the world.

6 Lessons About Special-Needs Parenting from a Blindfolded Marathoner

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Justin Zackal reports on Mike Bruno, who ran the Pittsburgh Marathon blindfolded for his daughter.

I Want Respect: On Punk Music and Learning Disabilities

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Graham Phoenix attends the first night of a Punk Music Tour and discovers what inclusion for those with learning disabilities really means.

Why I Don’t support Autism Speaks (which is why I don’t ‘light it up blue’)

Why I don't support Autism Speaks

Deanne Shoyer lists several reasons why she doesn’t support Autism Speaks, one of them being the need to move from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance.

How to Prevent Children with Special Needs from Being Bullied

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Jamie Utt sits down with Amy Lewis, who is a first grade teacher with an autistic son.

The Garbage Man’s Act of Love

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A garbage truck driver offers a gift to a little boy with Autism.

I Sent an Opossum to Preschool in Place of My Son and No One Noticed

I Sent an Opossum to Preschool in Place of My Son and No One Noticed

When a preschool refused to see his son as anything more than an autism diagnosis waiting to happen, Steve Edwards decided to test the extent of the school’s diagnosis tunnel vision

One Bad Diagnosis: The Help That Would Have Harmed My Son

The Department of Health and Human Services Told Us Our Son Was Autistic. They Were Wrong.

Steve Edwards recounts how flawed childhood testing almost sent his young son down a very dangerous path

Following Death of Autistic Child, U.S. Will Sponsor Optional Tracking Devices for Kids with Autism

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Following the death of Avonte Oquendo, a New York teen with severe autism, lawmakers look for a solution.

Dear ‘Daddy’ in Seat 16C

You smiled at her and she said: "Hi, Daddy, that's my mom."

A middle seat. A man with a briefcase. A little girl. And grateful mother Shanell Mouland.