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30 Ideas for Celebrating Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

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Do you have favorite ways to celebrate autism awareness? How we can help autistic people have rich, fulfilling self-directed lives is evolving. Here are some ideas for things to do in honor of people with autism.

https://praacticalaac.org/praactical/30-ideas-for-celebrating-autism-awareness-and-acceptance-month

World Autism Awareness Day

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Autism Awareness Day recognizes people on the autism spectrum, as well as the researching and fundraising initiatives which promote inclusivity. Learn more and help increase the world’s understanding and acceptance of autism.

https://nationaltoday.com/world-autism-awareness-day/

How One Mom Handles the Stress of Raising an Autistic Child

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Most parents couldn’t imagine a lifetime of battling their child’s autism. This is one woman’s personal story.

https://www.familycircle.com/health/how-one-mom-handles-stress-raising-autistic-child

Positive Well-Being May Buffer Against Depression in Newly Employed Adults with Autism

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A new study shows that positive well-being – a sense of happiness and life satisfaction – is linked to a lower risk of developing depression in newly employed adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 12 months follow-up.

https://psychcentral.com/news/2019/02/23/positive-well-being-may-buffer-against-depression-in-newly-employed-adults-with-autism/142408.html

Florida Woman with Autism Becomes a Lawyer ‘to Change the Conversation for the Better’

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Her struggles were immense but she ultimately triumphed. Read the inspiring story of the woman who is believed to be the first openly autistic woman to become a lawyer in Florida, if not the country.

https://people.com/human-interest/florida-woman-autism-becomes-lawyer

Misconceptions of Autism Between Different Genders

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There are two theories that were discussed in the Independent, regarding the sex differences and the extreme male brain theory of autism.

https://www.myautism.org/misconceptions-autism-different-genders/

Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act

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Lawmakers are looking to secure over $1 billion in the coming years for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism, including additional support for adults on the spectrum.

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2019/02/11/congress-renewal-autism-act/26019

An Inclusive Valentine’s Day

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Soon, all across the country, children will exchange Valentines with their classmates. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here and I don’t see it disappearing anytime soon. Sure, it kind of is a holiday that was made more important by the marketing machine. But I see nothing wrong with a holiday devoted to celebrating friendship and love.

https://adayinourshoes.com/inclusive-valentines-day-special-needs-disability/

5 Autism-Friendly Valentine’s Day Crafts

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With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, it’s time to get in the loving spirit. Completing crafts has several different benefits for an individual on the autism spectrum, as crafts aid in increasing fine motor coordination, self-regulation, self-esteem, and bonding between parent and child.

https://www.myautism.org/5-autism-friendly-valentines-day-crafts/

These Moms are Building a Forever Home for Their Adult Autistic Children

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Susan Wallitsch is the primary caregiver for her 27-year-old son Frank, who is autistic and functionally nonverbal. A few years ago, when she had a health crisis and was temporarily unable to care for him, the solutions she found were limited—and troubling.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/01/29/faced-with-few-options-these-moms-are-building-home-their-adult-autistic-children/?utm_term=.c0a171770974