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Autism in the real world: Toasters, meet hair dryers

*Post title plays on Marcelo in the Real World, a Schneider Award winner. The best way to become aware of something, to get an idea of what it might be like, is to ask someone who’s living it. Books and … Continue reading

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Autism awareness: cool games and apps

In keeping with Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to mention some really cool apps that might be useful or interesting to kids with autism.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined. Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less … Continue reading

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Mockingbird Wins National Book Award

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine  justwon the 2010 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.  Init, Caitlin, a fifth grade girl with Asperger’s Syndrome, must learn to cope without her beloved brother Devin after he is killed in a school shooting. My colleague Rebecca … Continue reading

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