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Diagnostic Tests for Autism May Miss Many Girls

June 28, 2011

The symptoms of Asperger syndrome look slightly different in girls than in boys, according to a study published earlier this month in Research in Developmental Disabilities1. This study and a spate of other recent ones…

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Pre-Employment Personality Tests and the Disability Community

June 18, 2011

The office of Commissioner Felblum of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has scheduled a meeting with representatives from the disability and business communities to discuss the use of personality tests as pre-employment screening tools. The Autism Women’s…

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Tell Congress “No” to Three More Years of the Same On Autism Policy

May 26, 2011

Today, Senators Menendez and Enzi will be introducing legislation extending the Combating Autism Act for three more years. The Combating Autism Act was passed in 2005 without the involvement or consultation of a single Autistic…

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Action Research in Partnership with the Autistic Community

May 20, 2011

The Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership In Research and Education(AASPIRE) brings together the academic community and the Autistic community to develop and perform research projects relevant to the needs of adults on the autistic spectrum. AASPIRE’s partnership…

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Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic

April 27, 2011

Todd Drezner recently directed his first documentary film “Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic,” (available on DVD, queue on Netflix) and he is also the father of Sam, an autistic child. The title of the film refers to…

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AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH: NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!

April 14, 2011

To some, Autism Awareness Month might mean purchasing puzzle shaped cookies at local restaurants in order to support a cure for autism. For others, it might mean participating in walks, writing letters to legislators, screening…

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AWN Radio, Workshops, and an Invitation Back to the White House

April 1, 2011

Today is the kick-off to what looks like a really busy month for the autism community.  With that said, please let us know what you or your organization has planned for April, and we will…

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Not the Critic

February 25, 2011

Man in the Arena :: Citizenship in a Republic Theodore Roosevelt The Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910   “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man…

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Meet Annie: ASD, Synesthesia, Blind and a Community Advisory Board Member Addressing Violence Against People with Disabilities

February 17, 2011

Annie W. lives in Oregon. She is on the autistic spectrum, as well as blind. Annie is actively involved in her local community, and serves on a community advisory board for a project designed to…

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Karla Fisher: a Mom, Sr. Program Manager, and Professional Football Player

February 3, 2011

Elesia: Football, wow! Please share how you first became interested in the sport? Karla:  When I was a child, I did not really have my own friends so much as I hung out with my older…

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Claire Danes & Temple Grandin Win Golden Globe, Share an Emotional Moment

January 17, 2011

Clare Danes picked up a Golden Globe tonight for her portrayal of the famous professor, animal scientist, author, and woman with autism, Temple Grandin. The HBO Movie Temple Grandin, which was passed over for “best mini-series…

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AWN Australia and USA Updates!

January 16, 2011

Katharine Annear, AWN’s International Director Australia, and Executive Director, Sharon daVanport met yesterday for a scheduled review to discuss organizational updates in the US and OZ.  Katharine and Sharon are immensely pleased about both AWN…

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