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Happy #WorldAutismAwarenessDay! A few things:
- Autism Speaks is seeks to find a cure for autism. We don't need a cure for autism.
- "Asperger's Syndrome" is no longer a valid diagnosis, people are simply on the spectrum, Hans Asperger was a Nazi doctor (look it up).
- A rainbow infinity symbol (which represents autism's spectrum), is the prefered symbol . The puzzle piece is crap as it implies a person with autism is not whole or part of the whole.
- Autism presents differently in females. Because of this, women with autism are massively under-diagnosed.
- As an adult, autism evaluation is not usually covered by insurance. Evaluations can cost upwards of $6,000 AFTER you find a doctor willing to evaluate an adult.
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Today is #WorldAutismAwarenessDay - COVID19, social distancing, schools out indefinitely, no routine - tough times for all & for people with autism - really rough - but I found silver lining in similar circumstances "Hurricane Sandy Was a Great Day"…
I'm lucky that I have great daughter, family & support system, but many families, children w/autism are not so lucky. Social distancing isn't just during pandemics, its all the time. Months without school & services is debilitating for those with autism & those that care for them
During this #COVID19 trying time, if you can, check in on those that are alone and could use a break. And I've had some great moments with my daughter during this isolation stretch. She's handling it better than me. (Knock on wood) COVID19 hikes = pretty great.
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Today is #WorldAutismDay

1 in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder. #Autism begins in childhood and tend to persist into adolescence and adulthood

👉 Today is World Autism Day.<br />
1 in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Autism begins in childhood and tend to persist into adolescence and adulthood.<br />
Interventions for people with #autism need to be accompanied by broader actions for making physical, social and attitudinal environments more:
✔️ accessible
✔️ inclusive
✔️ supportive

It's #WorldAutismAwarenessDay
Here are 5⃣ ways to support your child with #autism
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My 4 year old son is an amazing individual that happens to be on the spectrum. People are right when they say that autism doesn't just impact one individual, but it impacts the whole family. The day we got the diagnosis, all of our lives were forever
changed (not necessarily for the worse, we just knew things would be different than what we anticipated). He's mostly non-verbal, hand flaps when he's excited, loves reciting the ABCs, counting numbers, identifying shapes and colors, loves @MeCookieMonster and the other
Sesame Street characters, loves different children songs and videos on YT and from his pre-K class, loves to climb practically everything, is almost always laughing or giggling, loves to be tickled, enjoys viewing things from different angles, and likes to line up his cars,
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Russian candy bars have disturbing secret ingredient: blood…
@Potus @GenFlynn #QAnon #TuesdayThoughts #WWGIWGA
Nipsey Hussle's was working on a documentary on Dr. Sebi who had found cures for AIDS, Cancer
His death is being blamed, on the pharmaceutical companies/Illuminati…
@Potus @GenFlynn #QAnon #WorldAutismAwarenessDay #WWGIWGA
➡️Nellie Ohr Caught Lying to Congress About When She Obtained Her Ham Radio License
➡️She tried to avoid NSA Data Collection
➡️Worked on the Farm
➡️Speaks Russian
➡️Bruce Ohr singing…
@Potus @GenFlynn #QAnon #WednesdayWisdom #WWGIWGA
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ASAN is LIVE at the UN’s #WorldAutismAwarenessDay event “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”! Watching live starting at 10 AM here:…
Follow along using the hashtags #DisabilityRights #CRPD #WorldAutismAwarenessDay and by following along on this thread.
“Assistive Technologies, Active Participation” is the theme for the @UN’s #WorldAutismAwarenessDay #CRPD #DisabilityRights A multi colored graphic for world autism awareness day
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Today is #WorldAutismAwarenessDay - Please support autism services & programs in your local community. I'm a proud father of a wonderful daughter who also happens to have autism - “Hurricane Sandy Was A Great Day! — People Don’t Get Autism, Families Do"
Support services for those with autism & their families are essential, particularly in communities lacking public supports or facing government cuts. Check out groups & programs like @NEXTforAUTISM and please consider supporting their efforts
also, Amazon's @amazonsmile offers a great way to support autism charities (and any other charity) with no cost to customers. Check out their program here and how they donate on your behalf when you make purchases.…
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Primera cosa importante: no existe "el autismo" sino "los trastornos del espectro autista". Dentro de los cuales hay una gran diversidad.
Esta diversidad ya se ve históricamente: en 1943 Leo Kanner y en 1944 Hans Asperger documentan independientemente el trastorno. Pero los niños con los que trabajaba Leo y Hans eran ya bastante distintos en sus síntomas.
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It's that time of year again! #WorldAutismAwarenessDay!

*extremely sarcastic voice* yay

Here are your annual reminders:
1. We need acceptance, not awareness.

We want acceptance of our voices and our stories and our lives.

We deserve acceptance.
2. Listen to #ActuallyAutistic advocates. Boost our voices. Listen to what we have to say.

Boost #ActuallyAutistic people of color. Boost #ActuallyAutistic people across the gender spectrum. Boost #ActuallyAutistic disabled voices.

We contain multitudes.
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Well, here it is, #WorldAutismAwarenessDay. So I wish to remind the world that #autism has been recognized for only about the past 70-some years, but people have been #autistic a lot longer than that.

So now I wish to ask the world:

#Autistic people have made significant scientific advances throughout history, most notably in medicines, technologies and energy sources that we unthinkingly use every day.

Many autistic people have elevated senses, and are likely to react unexpectedly and poorly if they're overstimulated (i.e. meltdown).

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Today is #WorldAutismDay.

1 in 160 👧👦 has an autism spectrum disorder .

🌏🌍🌎, people with autism are often subject to stigma, discrimination and human rights violations. This needs to stop!
#Autism refers to a range of conditions characterised by some degree of:

🔻impaired social behaviour, communication and language

🔻a narrow range of interests and activities that are both unique to the individual and carried out repetitively.

#Autism begins in childhood and tends to persist into adolescence and adulthood. In most cases the conditions are apparent during the first 5 years of life. #WorldAutismAwarenessDay
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