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Living With Autism: Sensory Overload

Every now and then I learn something new about autism.  As I have told you before I have a son living with a form of autism.  I don't fully understand him most of the time.  I don't understand how one day we can go shopping or go get him a hair cut and he is fine, and another day he has a full on meltdown.  Then this video came across my Facebook feed and it all made sense.  This is what sensory overload feels like to a person with autism. 

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My Son Has Autism: The Hepler Family Shares Their Autism Journey

As April continues so does Autism Awareness Month.  Each week I have been trying to share with you amazing stories of kids with Autism.  This week's story is no exception.   I would like to introduce you to the Hepler Family and their son Ethan.

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Golfing FORE Autism Scramble – Saturday, April 26th

If you love to golf and you are looking for a great way to help out Autism, then you need to make plans to play in the Golfing FORE Autism.

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My Son Has Autism: The Story of the Johnson Family

April is Autism Awarness Month.  Autism is something that is becoming more and more normal in our children.  In fact, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with a form of autism.  So in honor of this month we will have different stories to share with you about some awesome kids.

Today I would like to introduce you to the Johnson family.

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Chili’s Cancels Autism Fund-Raiser for Controversial ‘Anti-Vaccination’ Group [POLL]

Recently the Chili's restaurant chain decided to cancel a planned fund-raiser for autism awareness when customers complained that the group set to receive the donations promotes "anti-vaccination" propaganda.

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My Son Has Autism: How I Finally Figured it Out

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and April is Autism Awareness Month I wanted to share my Autism Story with you.  Holding that baby for the first time is the dream of every mother.  You carry your child for 9 months and then that moment comes.  The first hello, the first kiss, the first I'm your momma.  Then you count the fingers and the toes and everything is right with the world. You have a brand new baby. Look out world.

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Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day – April 2nd

Wednesday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and we encourage you and everyone you know to Light It Up Blue on that Day. 

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Maryland Teens Charged with Abuse of an Autistic Boy

I will never in my life understand the cruelty of people.  However, even more so I will never understand how a child can become so sadistic.  Two teen girls, 17-year old Lauren Bush and an unnamed 15-year old girl,  have been charged with the abuse of a 16-year old autistic boy.  The charges will disturb you.

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A Teacher and Principal Tease Autistic Student After He Got Stuck in A Chair [VIDEO]

You know I do not get riled up about many things but this video really ticked me off to the point I had tears running down my checks.  A 5th grade Michigan teacher by the name of Nicole McVey decided it was appropriate to record a video of one of her  students who as Asperger's Syndrome after he got stuck in a chair.  Not only that, the principal of the school decided to join in teasing the boy.  Not once did they offer to help  Then she proceeded to show the video to other students and teachers.

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Let’s Help Wish Colin a Happy Birthday – How You Can Help

A mother in Kalamazoo set out on a mission to let her son know that he is very loved after he told his mom that he didn't want a birthday party because he didn't have any friends.  This is one of those stories that hits very close to home with me, because Colin has sensory disorders and a form of Aspergers.   This story is also why I love social media.  UPDATE: Colin's disorders were never made public, but he does suffer from something similar to Aspergers.

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Jenny McCarthy Denies She Said Son Evan Was Never Autistic

To some, Jenny McCarthy is a tireless autism crusader, putting a face to the condition once her son Evan, now 11, was diagnosed as autistic at age 3. To health care professionals, she was considered a menace, thanks to her controversial viewpoint that immunizations and vaccinations caused her son to develop the disease.

On Friday (Jan. 3), stories began swirling that McCarthy had changed her position.

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Mommy Blogger Christy K. – Special Dietary Needs

I am sure that every mother has moments where she questions the choices that she makes for her children.  Are they in the best school for their needs?  Does he have the right pediatrician?  Does he need to be involved in more (or fewer) activities?  Is he getting all of the nutrients that he needs? 

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