Inspiring Stories

This autistic boy is making a difference in the ocean

By on September 6, 2018

rio-play Rio’s fascination with water began at a very early age; he has always been almost magically drawn to it. After all, his name means “River” in Spanish. It was meant to be! One way that Rio’s autism manifests itself is in his obsessions with certain things. The sea and all the living creatures that inhabit […]

In a Different Key – Interview with John Donvan and Caren Zucker

By on July 20, 2016

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Autism Talk TV 15 – Fly Away – Interview with Janet Grillo and Ashley Rickards

By on August 15, 2011

Fly Away is a film by Emmy award winning producer and newly cemented director Janet Grillo. I sit down with both Janet and her upcoming star Ashley Rickards. We talk about the film and Janet's experience as a mother of an individual on the autism spectrum. I enjoyed watching the movie when it premiered in Beverly Hills, California.

Fly Away is a pretty big deal. It's been playing practically everywhere including a limited run in...

Autism Talk TV Ep. 14 – Be Different by John Elder Robison

By on July 18, 2011

In the latest installment of Autism Talk TV, Alex, Jack, and Kirsten talk about John Robison's new book, Be Different: Adventures of a Free Range Aspergian. Be Different is must-read and I highly recomend ordering it on Amazon. John's first book, an autobiography entitled Look Me in the Eye: My life with Asperger's was an overnight success, landing itself on the New York Times bestseller list.

Unlike Look Me in the Eye, Be Different is...

Autism Online Radio Show: Episode 33: Kassiane’s Blog

By on August 18, 2006

Wrong Planet is proud to announce a partnership with AutismPodcast.org which gives us the opportunity to provide you with high quality autism themed radio shows. Podcasting is a method of distributing audio programs over the Internet for playback on mobile devices (like an iPod) and personal computers.

"In Episode 33, Michael talks with Kassiane, AKA Rett Devil. She maintains a popular blog about life on the autism spectrum. In the...

A family thrives in the shadow of autism

By on October 11, 2005

Jaiden.net reports: In "Making Peace with Autism: One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts," Susan Senator describes her journey of raising a child with a severe autism spectrum disorder, along with two other boys. Senator offers valuable strategies for coping successfully with the daily struggles of life with an autistic child. Senator was invited on "Weekend Today" to discuss her story. Here's an excerpt:

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7-year-old climbs Mount Rainier

By on July 22, 2005

Google News reports: KING5.com (subscription), WA - Jul 20, 2005
... age 6. "I think I have the focus," said Aidan. That focus comes from a type of autism called Asperger's Syndrome. "What seems to ...

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An AP Member Exchange: Autistic boy has e-mail friend in Bush

By on June 4, 2005

Google News reports: Bradenton Herald, FL - 5 hours ago
... He's also learning how to deal with autism, a neurological, developmental disability that affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. ...

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10 youngsters saluted for having courage to step up

By on May 29, 2005

Google News reports: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY - 13 hours ago
... Christopher, who has a young family member who is autistic, has been working to raise money for a cure for autism and to support special education services. ...

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New WrongPlanet.net Asperger’s Interviews: The creator of BitTorrent

By on May 9, 2005

I'm proud to introduce WrongPlanet.net's new Asperger's Interview series. WrongPlanet.net has grown to the point that we are able to use our resources to interview famous and prominent figures who have Asperger's Syndrome. The WrongPlanet.net interview series aims to provide the community with a valuable source of interviews. The following is the first interview of the new series.

WrongPlanet.net has had the rare opportunity of being able to...