UNDERSTANDING NEURODIVERSITY: CAN ANIMALS BE AUTISTIC?
This question opens a fascinating chapter in exploring neurodiversity beyond the human experience, extending into the animal kingdom. This article seeks to delve into the parallels between certain behaviors in some animals and what we recognize as the autistic spectrum (ASD) in humans.
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AN AUTISM-FRIENDLY DISNEY VACATION, WITHIN REACH
Experience the magic of Disney with autistic children. Learn how the Disability Access Service Pass and other strategies make your vacations magical, not overwhelming. Get ready with helpful tips for an unforgettable experience at Disney World!
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HOW TO ESTABLISH A TRUST OR INHERITANCE FOR A CHILD WITH AUTISM
planning the financial future for a child with autism involves unique challenges and decision-making for parents and caregivers. Options such as creating a trust or planning an inheritance can ensure the long-term well-being of your child.
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JOBS FOR AUTISTICS
The autistic spectrum can be a source of unique skills in the workplace. Despite the challenges, there is a growing awareness in the United States to support neurodivergent individuals in finding jobs that align with their skills and needs, contributing to their independence and development.
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EPISODE 4: Daniel Jones

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💪🏻 Dan was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD at the age of 26. Being in the autistic spectrum has positively influenced his life as it allowed him to see the world differently, noticing extraordinary details.

✨ Through his content, he aims to inspire the community to gain independence and confidence to live a better life.

📹 He dedicates his full time to creating content for social media, winning various awards, as well as master classes and seminars. He has also written books that reached number one and worked with the government to assist in autism policies.

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I got a homemade gift the other day. It’s absolutely incredible in so many ways. The gift itself is beautiful, the person who made it even more so. There are many layers of meaning within the gift; I’m still processing it days later. 

I want to share one meaning because it shows the power of acceptance. 

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