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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Mother Who Strangled Autistic Son Walks Free

July 2, 2011

Yvonne Freaney was cleared of murder after she admitted to the manslaughter of her 11-year-old son Glen in May 2010.   Source :: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Woman-Who-Strangled-Disabled-Son-Walks-Free/Article/201107116022333?f=rss

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Autistic Man’s Academic Achievements Earn Him Scholarship to Cochise College

June 28, 2011

When Ray and Diane Thomas walked to the tricycle races at Buena High School during Project Graduation, “both eyes lit up and she said, ‘Come on Ray, lets go for a spin,’ ” said Tim…

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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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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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Greetings and Salutations AWN Readers!

January 14, 2011

As AWN’s new Editorial Coordinator, I look forward to posting community news and tidbits, interviews, musings, and much more.  I am thrilled to be working in this medum, and it will be a pleasure to get to…

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Girls and Women with an ASD, Contribute to Our New Book!

December 29, 2010

Happy holidays and happy New Year everyone! I am the lead author of the book Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum, which many of you are familiar with, in part because of your contributions of your…

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AWN Goes to Washington!

March 30, 2010

Friday April 2nd is designated as World Autism Awareness Day for 2010.  The autism community will be celebrating this day by participating in various events around the world.  This year, the Autism Women’s Network will be adding…

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