EXCITING NEW ADVENTURE FOR NEURODIVERGENT YOUNG ADULTS WITH ALEX STRATIKIS
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration that promises an unforgettable experience for young neurodivergent adults interested in travel. Alex Stratikis, a passionate travel writer and advocate for neurodiversity, has teamed up with Divergent Adventures to host a 5-day epic adventure to Arizona and the Grand Canyon this November.
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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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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 7: Tiffany Tripp

A mother raising awareness about autism
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 ❤️‍🩹 After the diagnosis of severe autism, Tiffany and her husband faced grief and acceptance. With love and patience, they learned to communicate and support their son, Gunner.

💪🏻 Tiffany founded “Life with Severe Autism” to raise awareness and connect with other parents, showing that even those with profound autism have much to offer.

✨ She leaves a powerful message for parents of children on the spectrum: “Let’s stop focusing on what they can’t do. Let’s appreciate the many things they CAN do!”

🔗 Tiffany tells us how it was to accept the diagnosis, the therapies that Gunner had to go through, and how she, as a mother, was able to enter her son’s world. If you are a parent, this story will touch your heart.

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