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Articles that focus on standing up for people with autism; includes individuals, groups, non-profits, fundraisers, etc. who actively fight for and support spreading awareness and creating an understanding. Includes legal fights supporting people on the spectrum.

Ways to Help Someone With Special Needs Spot a Fake Friendship

Ways to Help Someone With Special Needs Spot a Fake Friendship

“Hate crime” is a common term used to describe abusive verbal and physical behavior which targets someone on the basis of his/her gender, race, religion, disability, nationality, or sexual orientation.  Children and young people on the autistic spectrum are also at risk of a more subtle and devious manipulation known as “mate crime,” a relatively… Continue Reading

Professional Golfer a Game Changer for Autism Community

Professional Golfer a Game Changer for Autism Community

Autism Warrior: Ernie Els, South African professional golfer, founder of the Els for Autism Foundation, along with Liezl Els and Marvin R. Shanken Location: Jupiter, Florida Accomplishments: Ernie Els has 70 professional career victories to his name, including four Major Championships, two World Golf Championships, and a record seven World Matchplay titles. Off the golf course,… Continue Reading

How One Restaurateur Makes Eating Out Autism-Friendly

How One Restaurateur Makes Eating Out Autism-Friendly

Restaurant owner Andrew Iredale could hardly be described as a zealous revolutionary. He certainly doesn’t look like one. But he has introduced a radical shake-up in the way that his eatery welcomes autism-affected families—one in which campaigners hope other restaurateurs will now follow suit. As the father of Josh, an eight-year-old boy with autism, Andrew… Continue Reading

Erasing the Prejudice – Are People on the Spectrum Really More Violent?

Erasing the Prejudice – Are People on the Spectrum Really More Violent?

An Interview with Dr. Tony Attwood, PhD, AS/ASD expert As the mother of a Spectrum Teen, I am becoming concerned about prejudice against persons with Autism Spectrum/Autism Spectrum Disorder (AS/ASD) because of three shootings that occurred in the U.S. where the shooters were identified as having AS. As a mother, I want to protect and… Continue Reading

The Never Ending Battle for Autism Rights – A Special Interview with Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin

The Never Ending Battle for Autism Rights – A Special Interview with Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin

A civil rights lawyer and autism mom talks about the importance of advocacy, work-life balance and the potentially groundbreaking lawsuit in which she’s representing the parents of an autistic child. Nationally recognized autism advocate and civil rights attorney Areva Martin is also mom to Marty, who has autism. Here, she gives advice on how to… Continue Reading

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