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  1. Google North America Travel and Conference Grants: Bringing a Diversity of Perspectives to Tech Conferences

    At Google, we believe a diversity of attributes, experiences, and perspectives are needed to build tools that can change the world. Everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue a career in computer science and technology, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability or military service. To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in computer science from attending leading tech conferences, we're excited to offer Google Travel and Conference Grants for selected conferences in Computer Science and related fields. Grants are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans) and in Europe for women in technology.

    Posted on 7/23/2014 6:36:55 AM

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  2. Males and females with autism show an extreme of the typical male mind

    The largest ever psychological study of sex differences in adults with autism has found that both males and females with autism on average show an extreme of the typical male mind, where systemising (the drive to look for underlying rules in a system) is stronger than empathising (the ability to recognize the thoughts and feelings of others and to respond to these with appropriate emotions).

    Posted on 7/17/2014 7:26:49 AM

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  3. Scientists Discover Genetic Link to Autism in New Study

    "We finally got a clear cut case of an autism specific gene," said Raphael Bernier, one of the researchers.

    Posted on 7/7/2014 6:27:08 AM

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  4. Dan Aykroyd discusses his Asperger's

    When Dan Aykroyd was a young boy, he was diagnosed with Tourette’s and Asperger’s. Nowadays, both are controllable and manageable, and he has been able to channel them creatively. In fact, he says that getting absorbed in things as a kid, like making faces in the mirror, may have directly fed his imagination.

    Posted on 7/2/2014 4:54:00 AM

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Good News Abounds!

"Thriving with Autism" is contagious. Come catch (or share) some encouraging stories at Autism Hangout!  


New, Positive Videos and Webinars For All


We've been busy adding new interviews and Webinars. Plan on spending some time watching, listening, learning and relaxing among friends, here. It's all good!

Here's a sampling of some of the most recent posts.




The Power of Music and Autism (Webinar) - with Donna Williams, Dr. Stephen Shore and Rudy Simone

Finally! I got my three favorite "poster people" for "how to thrive with autism" together at one time to talk about our favorite subjects: Music and autism.

Each of these incredible people have personal stories describing their use of music to connect to the world. Hear these fascinating experiences and much more as we all talk about the power of music and autism.




"Ten Minutes with Temple" - An Autism Hangout "Beyond the Headlines" Report

In the world of Autism, Temple Grandin is a legend. She has singularly contributed more to science's knowledge of autism than any other one individual. There's a reason she's #23 on Time's list of 100 Most Influential People... and that Hollywood is producing movies about her.

After her speaking engagement at a Future Horizon's conference here in Minneapolis, Temple and I had an intense, 10 minutes conversation. We touched on a number of her favorite subjects including autism as a gift, preparing future autists for successful careers, her movie, key learnings about autism and more.

What a remarkable human being.



"Ask Dr. Tony" Doubleheader - July 2010 Questions and a Special Installment

Dr. Tony Attwood - "everyone's favorite autism and asperger's expert" - returns to Autism Hangout to answer YOUR questions about autism. :)

In the first installment, Dr. T. addresses communications issues, meltdowns, best recesses and more. Don't miss the insights. And fun!

In the second installment, Dr. Tony talks about Gluten free Casin free diets (worth the effort?), the loss of the term Asperger's (what that means) and a few of the last questions from the "July 2010 - Ask Dr. Tony" Program.


"Our Goal is to create 1,000,000 Jobs for People With Autism" - Thorkil Sonne - CEO, Specialisterne

Meet Thorkil Sonne, the remarkable CEO of Specialisterne, a Copenhagen-based company that hires people on the spectrum for their formidable skills.

Specialisterne (it means "specialist") tests software. The requirements to working there: Must be detail-oriented, must have the ability to focus for extended periods of time, great memory helpful but not necessary. And must be interested in working in a much needed and appreciated capacity. Is it any wonder the Harvard B-school is using Thorkils' business model as a case study?

Meet the inspiring man and hear his plan for creating 1,000,000 jobs for our special people - people on the spectrum.

More info at:


"Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome" - Dr. Sarita Freedman

Many of our special kids will have the chance to go to college. But as parents will tell you, getting in isn’t the only challenge… or, in some cases, the REAL CHALLENGE. Staying in school requires new skills.

Learning and practicing the right skills and disciplines will assure our students a successful college experience. Today’s autism expert - Dr. Sarita Freedman - has just written the book on this subject. It’s called: "Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome."

More on Dr. Freedman at:


All the above is just a small sampling of what's current. There's much more to see at  Stop by and invest in a little time for encouragement. Maybe leave some for someone else. We can all thrive with autism!  :)

Thanks for being a part of Autism Hangout, folks.  

Craig Evans
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Special Reports

New items (and fun) at the Autism Shop!

I stopped in to see Cheri Saltzman at the Autism Shop today. Wow! Was introduced to new, helpful, encouraging products everywhere! Among the most fun: Indoor swings, extra cuddly weighted blankets, fancy chewies and fidgets, "Sands Alive", Security Stickers (and wristbands) and more! Great products and encouragement to help us all thrive with autism! More at:

Posted on 5/2/2014 1:43:33 PM

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