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ST. CLOUD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -An autistic boy in Florida had an incredible birthday party, thanks to strangers and people who serve and protect. The celebration follows a bitter disappointment, the family says.
6-year-old Glenn Buratti has a lot to be thankful for. He recently scored a huge birthday surprise from sheriff's deputies and firefighters at his home in Saint Cloud. All this comes after his mom planned an earlier birthday party and not one of the 16 children she...
For me, it affects going out alone and thus, doing things on my own, when others are around.
I hate the idea that I am being scrutinized and thus, have to do major psyching up to just pop down my road for something and I mean: I can see my chemist, from my drive and thus, literally a 2 minute work and yet, it might as well be hours away!
We have a bar/tobac as our neighbours ( live in France and so, not like your usual rowdy pub etc) and to go to our bins, which is again, 2 mins away, I...
I wanted to share the following based on some comments I've read here & there. A clarification of sorts although I am no "expert". (Is anyone though?)
So here goes,
It is not accurate that autistic kids have 'no desire to participate' in the world. This includes those who present as severely autistic, low functioning, & non-verbal.
They have extremely sensitive & easily overloaded sensory systems which make them highly sensitive & incapable of expressing themselves - sometimes thought...
I always wonder about this, especially in certain circumstances.
I have been advised by a friend to hold off on talking about this right away with new people I meet.
For example, I have recently met a woman. We have been talking via email. She is a very sweet and kind person.
We are going on our first date next month for my birthday which is really exciting, BUT...
I know having Aspergers Syndrome is not something I will most likely bring up on our first date (And, honestly, so I have...
As is my custom, I've had a thought while answering a post on another thread, and it's grown into a topic.
It's just occurred to me how bloody deceptive we Aspies can be, especially those of us who don't present as classic cases any doctor would spot from miles away. NTs find themselves attracted, perhaps for what we seem to have in common, perhaps for interesting differences they find refreshing. Things start out fine, emotions and energy get invested, then WHAM, they run up against...
I've been thinking a lot about Aspies lately after finding out that the guy nurse that orientated me is a probable Aspie. I had my suspicions from certain things he did and said so I just came out and asked him in which he said that he hadn't actually been diagnosed, but did believe he was one. My new friend that I made at my new work place was telling me about her boyfriend and certain ways he acts that are different from her. Strange, but he too sounded like an Aspie and I asked her...
That's it. I've just read a thread by our friend King_Oni about the economics of supporting the Autism community, and I've decided to go public with an idea that a few of us here have been playing with.
What we're proposing is an online marketplace, reminiscent of Etsy, where artists, craftspeople, and small businesspeople with ASDs can sell their work and advertise their services. There would also be an education and advocacy component of some kind. Ideally, the site would not charge any...
Reading articles about how people on the spectrum are being handled wrong, as well as difficulties for employment and whatever we have going on in the predominantly NT world I was wondering something. I mean, I just read an article how law enforcement doesn't really know how to handle autism, as it seems. And it's not an isolated incident as far as I remember, thus that means law enforcement as a whole would need training, how possible or impossible it might seem.
I remember that a while...
A really unfortunate news story. When will the police ever learn how to deal with people that have autism or AS let alone any other mental health disorder.
The parents of Daniel Ten Oever are used to getting calls from his school.
The nine year old has autism and occasionally acts out in what they call “outbursts.”
But nothing could have prepared them for the call they got...
We set a new record yesterday for most logged in members with 298. This means that we will be donating $298 to ASAN.
Thanks for everyone who logged in. We will try to find more fun ways to contribute to charities such as this in the future.
Thanks especially to all of our Supporting members whose donations helped make this possible!
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