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Love Needs No Words- Autism Awareness

What is Autism? April is National Autism Awareness Month. According to Autism Speaks, Autism Spectrum Disorders are complex disorders of brain development, characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Breaking free from stereotypes Raising two children with autism is definitely not anything I had imagined. We had a long journey […]

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Autism Awareness Day {Brenda’s story}

Approximately 2% of children in the United States are living with autism. (Recent data estimates between 1 in 45 and 1 in 68 children are diagnosed.) The prevalence of autism has also increased by 6-15% between 2002 and 2010. ASD (autism spectrum disorder) is a complex developmental disability that affects individuals in varying degrees. While early […]

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Autism Mama

My eldest child, Elle*, was diagnosed with autism at age three and a half. Oddly enough, I was relieved. As a teacher, I couldn’t figure out how I could manage a classroom filled with twenty children, but was unable to manage my only daughter. With a diagnosis, I could begin advocating for Elle. I’d experience […]

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