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Two "keyboard warriors" - one in Victoria and one in Los Angeles - were involved in heated online arguments over the existence of autism that quickly escalated into death threats, a court has heard.
Philip Gluyas, 49, an umpire in the Ballarat junior football league with Asperger's syndrome, claims to be living in fear after anti-autism blogger Oliver Canby urged people to kill him in a series of posts on the website 'Autism...
So, as most know we had a monthly poll running for about 10 months. I got all data together and drew up some fancy graphs.
For any interested, check below (and the post following; only can add 10 images to each post). I'll put up links to the threads of the polls as well as well as a PDF that compiles all together.
Researchers to use Google’s cloud platform to crack autism genetic code Autism advocacy group Autism Speaks said Tuesday that it will be partnering with tech giant Google in a large-scale research that would attempt to crack the genetic codes for autism. In June 2014, Autism Speaks announced its collaboration with Google to store sequenced data from MSSNG on the Google Cloud Platform....
I use the word "trigger" to mean anything that someone sees, hears, touches, smells, senses, imagines, tastes, and so on, that activates their "fight/flight/freeze" survival mechanism (causes a meltdown, a fight or argument, a high degree of distress, avoidance, etc.).
If you're willing to say, what are some of the strongest triggers of which you are aware?
If it's not too self-serving, I would be interested in your experiences where you worked with a therapist that you either really liked or really disliked. No names of therapists please.
What is the best thing a therapist can do?
What is the worst thing a therapist can do?
It has been something that has been weighing on my head for awhile. and while it causes many issues with my family life i was wondering what other people thought on the subject.
Expectations can be a pain in the butt from the family, friends, bosses, and such. for me the hardest of these is family. for my family i feel like they are the least realistic but hurt my self confidence the most
Expectations can be a pain the the butt with aspergers i have found, as they are with any invisible...
The Pentagon has delayed plans to cut spending that would have resulted in a significant decrease in the amount of autism services that are provided to military families throughout the country.
Yes, it looks like a truncated dirty word. Feel free to take this moment to get the giggles out of your system.
I'm only a few months in to my Aspie self-diagnosis, so I don't know how much this is common knowledge (and only found one reference here on AC), but I'll pass it on anyway.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) neuroscientists have posed a new hypothesis for autism, suggesting that the disorder may be rooted in an impaired ability to predict events and other people’s actions.
The researchers assert that, to an autistic child, the world appears to be a “magical” and random place, rather than one of order and predictability. Therefore, symptoms such as repetitive behavior and the need for a highly structured environment may be coping strategies in an...
Military families are concerned they could lose medical help for their autistic children because of planned spending cuts at the Pentagon.
As part of an effort to reduce its healthcare costs, the Pentagon is planning to slash payments in half to providers who work with autistic children under TRICARE, the military’s healthcare plan.
The latest TRICARE manual, released in September, cuts their pay from $125 a hour to between $50 and $68 an hour.
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