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Announcing “Come to Life! Your Guide to Self-Discovery”

  Helping Youth with Autism and Learning Differences Shape Their Futures By THOMAS W. ILAND and EMILY D. ILAND Having autism, I’ve worked really hard for the success I’ve achieved in life so far: driving, living on my own, having a girlfriend, graduating from college...
Why Your Vote Matters

Why Your Vote Matters

It is an election year and, nowadays, it is nearly impossible to escape the constant political ads and articles on why you should (not) vote for a particular candidate.  I will not be saying you should or should not vote for a particular person in this blog.  I can...
Come to Life by Joining a Club

Come to Life by Joining a Club

When you have autism, social interactions can be one of the most difficult aspects of life. Uncertainty and an underlying fear of rejection may cause people with autism to avoid interacting with others rather than seizing the opportunity to get to know people. People...
Courses to Take In High School or College

Courses to Take In High School or College

There are a number of courses that those on the autism spectrum can choose from during their secondary school and college experiences.  Many of these courses have long-term benefits that are useful on a daily basis regardless of your major or focus of study.  Some...

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