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How to Deal with Classrooms and Autism

By on March 31, 2013

Maja Toudal is a student with Asperger's I met in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here are her tips for succeeding in your classroom.

I realize that not every part of this will be applicable in every country. We have different educational systems, and this is tailored to mine. This is meant as an inspiration to what you can do to make the student-teacher relationship go well from the beginning.

When I begin a new semester there’s a...

Disability Community Responds to Hateful Comments by Michael Savage

By on July 24, 2008

As many of you have already heard, this past week talk radio personality Michael Weiner, better known on the air as Michael Savage, made several outrageous remarks in regards to autism, including, "Now, you want me to tell you my opinion on autism, since I'm not talking about autism? A fraud, a racket…I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do...

Bail4Jail: A shameful image of Autism

By on June 7, 2008

Autism Western Cape (AWC) of South Africa is launching a fundraising campaign next week called Jail4Bail. The executive director of AWC plans on locking himself in a jail cell at a local mall until $128,000 dollars is raised. The promotional material for this event depicts a young girl locked in a jail cell followed by the text 'Help raise $128,000 dollars for Autism.'

Please note that I do support fundraising campaigns for autism if their...

‘My Asperger’s son died because authorities did not understand his condition’

By on August 25, 2006

A single mother says her only son, who had Asperger's syndrome, lost his life because the authorities did not understand his disability.

Glennys Jones' son, David, 23, was found dead on December 31 last year, following an overdose of prescription drugs. Last week, a coroner recorded an open verdict at an inquest into his death.

Now Miss Jones is calling for more awareness of his condition.

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

By on February 22, 2005

Freelance writer Ellen Notbohm has a nice little informational piece which describes ten feelings supposedly held by someone with Autism. It seems that her piece is focused on individuals with extremely low functioning autism, but it is an informative read regardless. Also, some of you will be able to relate to quite a few of the troubles resulting from an autistic mindset. I enjoyed reading this and I hope you will as well.

Autism – Children’s Lives Destroyed? I don’t think so

By on October 27, 2004

OnlyPunjab.com calls Autism a "A National Tragedy."

This "Autism" tragedy that parents are experiencing with their affected children has taken a terrible toll on these families and the U.S. healthcare system.

This epidemic will cost the U.S. billions of dollars. An entire generation of children may have been affected. The symptoms of "autism" and mercury poisoning are identical.

I for one don't think of myself as a national tragedy...