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The Arizona 5: Interview Special

Posted on 29. Dec, 2010 by Kelly.

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On this episode of The Frontier: Andy Wakefield introduces the story of an Arizona family whose legal battles may very well become a cornerstone of the autism movement. Learn how the medical system’s skewed perception of autism has ripped this family apart.

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Preview of The Arizona 5: Interview Special

Posted on 17. Dec, 2010 by Kelly.

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Coming up on the next episode of The Frontier: Andy Wakefield introduces the story of an Arizona family whose legal battles may very well become a cornerstone of the autism movement…

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Give Autism A Chance and Get Involved!

Posted on 16. Dec, 2010 by Kelly.

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Please join Bella Tommey and Channel 4′s Battlefront campaign Give Autism A Chance to support people with autism spectrum disorder in the workforce. You have until January 15th, 2011 to submit your products to be sold in the London gallery. GET INVOLVED!

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Arizona 5: Call to Action

Posted on 16. Dec, 2010 by Kelly.

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Autism File Global Call to Action: LEGAL AID CAMPAIGN FOR ARIZONA FAMILY, donate now!
In recorded history, few groups of people have had to suffer the misunderstanding, prejudice, and wrath of an affronted professional vanity as have those with autism and their families. One of the more extreme examples of this is the allegation of child abuse in the form of Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy by a medical [system] seeking to displace blame for its own failings.

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Dan Burns’ Savage, Sacred Passage through the Land of Autism by Sandra Dutreau Williams, PhD

Posted on 09. Dec, 2010 by Kelly.

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““How can Dan live with this?” I thought.

In Saving Ben Dan Burns answers that question with rich imagery and dynamic writing. He shows us their world as it rises with hope, circles in confusion, slips out of control, and crashes. They survive; they reach higher ground as Dan doggedly reconstructs his life and Ben’s, pushing through what all parents of autistic children face in raising someone unlike anyone they’ve ever known.”

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Editor’s Perspective

Posted on 30. Nov, 2010 by Kelly.

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“What shall I write for the newsletter?” I asked Kelly Morgenfeld, our newest and increasingly invaluable Autism File Global team member, who had been tasked with putting together our eNewsletter. “Something science-y”, she said. And that set me thinking.

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A note from Spectrum Mummy…

Posted on 24. Nov, 2010 by Kelly.

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Sick of ‘Top Tips’ for a perfect Christmas? Me too. Christmas is a time when I am even more aware of how different Autism makes my family. I write this late in November, and I’m already wondering what to do about the Christmas tree. My daughter loves them and wants it out NOW. But I [...]

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One Parent’s Way of Avoiding Crises at Thanksgiving and Christmas

Posted on 23. Nov, 2010 by Kelly.

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Holidays are stressful for everyone regardless of how much joy they bring. The challenges that come with raising a child on the autism spectrum especially with other siblings only compound this stress. As an experienced mother of an adult with autism and two other typically-developing children, I have learned many strategies through trial and error and offer these tips to other parents of ASD children in hopes of lessening the stress of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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