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Nail Polish Boys & Trucker Girls: Gender Exploration in Children

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It is undeniable that Society draws the line in the gender divide very early on in a child’s life. Children are exposed to an endless stream of reminders from parents, schools and the media of what a boy and what a girl should say, think, do, or be. But actually to a child, pink is […]

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YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AUTISM NEED HELP LANDING JOBS

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Some 50,000 individuals with autism turn 18 years old and basically shift from high school to adulthood every year in the United States. The problem is, a lot of these transitioning youth are not getting the support they need from vocational services and their high schools to help them bridge the gap between school and […]

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Light Across The Spectrum: The Challenges of Autism in Iran

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Autism is an unseen disorder that is hard to diagnose and even harder to accept. ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, as the name suggests, is a very broad disorder that can affect individuals in unique ways. Bringing light to this disorder may be a challenging thing to do, since most people would not understand it, until […]

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Had I Only Known: The 12 Things I Wish I Knew Back Then

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A while back, I decided that although my past contains moments that I’d like to change, or do over, I worry about altering my now by altering anything that happened then. Which basically means that I wouldn’t change even the crappiest of the crappy moments or past decisions because somehow, each of them mattered in […]

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My Dolls, My Playmates

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Lily Kongslien recalls her sweet childhood memories of playing with her dolls and letting her imagination run free and just generally enjoying herself as a kid. She wasn’t born into a life of luxuries, but she made the best of whatever she was given. Take for example the way she and her mother made dresses […]

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Check out Neuroversity, a game that helps people with autism develop career skills

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Part of Microsoft’s commitment to help the autism community is having autistic men and women in the company’s full employ for their mathematical and coding skills, patenting a pair of glasses that will detect the emotion of the person being looked at, and being proud partners at the Special Olympic Games. This week, Microsoft employee […]

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Camp helps students with autism prepare for college

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Entering into college can be an overwhelming prospect for any student who just graduated from high school. But for a group of 11th and 12th graders on the autism spectrum, starting college can be made a lot better by attending a week-long College Success Camp offered by the University of Cincinnati’s Advancement and Transition Services. […]

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