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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...
7 Things My Dog Taught Me About Friendship

7 Things My Dog Taught Me About Friendship

Dogs have earned the title “man’s best friend” for many good reasons. Canines are great companions.  They can boost our spirits or soothe our stress. They protect us and make us feel secure. Whether they are official therapy dogs or not, dogs can also be a great help...

Living On Your Own

You may have been expecting a blog about pets and I was hoping to have my dog, Bridget, join us, but she is taking a nap right now and as they say…let sleeping dogs lie. Instead, I am going to talk about living independently and what it can be like to leave the...

“Will You Go Out With Me?”

This is one of the most difficult questions that people with autism can ask someone and it is also one that, if heard by someone with autism, can make their day, week, month or even year!  “Will you go out with me?” All of us want to be loved and desired...

How a Role Model Can Change Your Life

At some point in our lives, we all look up to someone or aspire to be like someone in order to give us hope, motivation, moral standards and even to help unleash the potential each and every one of us has.  That person could be one or both of your parents, a friend, a...

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