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acceptance mature woman with open arms in nature
Lisa Morgan

The Power of Being Accepted

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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OVERWHELMED PARENTS
Divershines

Overwhelmed Parents

As a parent, receiving a diagnosis of autism for your child can be overwhelming and confusing. It is natural to feel a range of emotions, including fear, sadness, and uncertainty. However, it is important to remember that you are not alone and that there is professional help available to support you and your child. 

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Sensory Integration
Divershines

Sensory Integration

Sensory integration is a process that allows us to receive, process, and use the information we receive through our senses. In the case of autism, this process can be affected and have a significant impact on the daily lives of those who experience it.

Sensory integration in autism refers to how individuals with this condition process and use sensory information they receive. This can include how they perceive sounds, light, touch, and other sensory stimuli.

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Inclusion is not a trend, nor a privilege, it's a right
Ileana Hieber Hernández

Inclusion is not a trend, nor a privilege, it’s a right

My wish as a person with a disability is that people with disabilities stop struggling one day regarding issues related to educational and employment inclusion and start worrying about our next trip, having fun with our friends, planning our wedding, visiting the salon, or buying our own apartment with inclusion being an already solved and outdated issue.

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can animals be autistic?
Divershines

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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Rear view of female psychologist helping young family with a kid to solve child development problems. Family sitting on a sofa in the blurred background
Abraham Ros De La Fuente

Mild Autism

There are certain phases one must overcome when told that the unusual things observed in their child, the strange behaviors, tantrums, and social difficulties are due to a disorder with a name, usually fitting within the so-called “Autism Spectrum.”

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what is autism?
Divershines

What is autism

Autism is a neurological developmental disorder that manifests in childhood and is characterized by difficulties in communication, social interaction, and repetitive or restrictive patterns of behavior. Although its origin is not fully understood, various authors have contributed to its description and understanding over the years. Autism is currently considered a spectrum, meaning it is not a single, homogeneous condition, but rather a set of characteristics that manifest differently in each individual. 

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