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Improving autism therapies by exploring the roots of social avoidance

Improving autism therapies by exploring the roots of social avoidance This Autism Speaks Weatherstone fellowship led to insights into why many people with autism avoid social situations – with implications on how to personalize behavioral interventions Post by Katherine Stavropoulos, a  2012-13 Autism Speaks Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellow. Today, Dr. Stavropoulos is a clinical psychologist

Growing up on the autism spectrum, musical theatre was my therapy

Growing up on the autism spectrum, musical theatre was my therapy "What started out as a fun hobby evolved into one of my greatest passions, and one that became extremely therapeutic. I stand firm in testifying that theatre has provided life-coping, life-altering, and life-benefiting skills for me." David Petrovic is a teacher, author, motivational speaker,

I'm finally ready to talk about my son with autism's epilepsy

I'm finally ready to talk about my son with autism's epilepsy "We came to realize that just like educating others about autism has helped people better understand Alex, providing as much information about epilepsy and what his seizures look like can only help keep him safer if others aren’t afraid to help." This guest blog

Welcome to the Great Bike Giveaway

Welcome to the Great Bike Giveaway For seven years, Friendship Circle has been privileged to run the Great Bike Giveaway, which has successfully raised enough money for over 1,000 adaptive bikes for children with disabilities.  Our participants have come from all over the disability community and the strength in this community has been at the

From skin cells to brain cells for autism research: Part Two

From skin cells to brain cells for autism research: Part Two Discoveries made by this Autism Speaks postdoctoral fellow are advancing our understanding of genetic differences in autism – bringing us closer to personalized treatments Discoveries made by this Autism Speaks postdoctoral fellow are advancing our understanding of genetic differences in autism – bringing us

What my son's autism diagnosis taught me about myself

What my son's autism diagnosis taught me about myself "Learn as much as you can and continue to enter this foreign world, no matter how uncomfortable it makes you feel. One day, I hope you will look around and realize that you have found your place and are no longer a stranger." This post is

Meet the proud, hard-working members of Bittersweet Farms

Meet the proud, hard-working members of Bittersweet Farms "Together, the individuals who live and work at Bittersweet develop a sense of community, pride, and ownership. This place is their home and their dream, and their dreams make this place extraordinary." Bittersweet Farms is a place where dreams come true.   Founded in 1983 and located in

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