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  1. Can qigong massage help kids with autism? Oregon study seeks families to help find out

    "The massage is able to diminish the tactile problems by as much as 30 percent in the first five months," Silva said, adding that she's seen a similar decrease in behavioral problems.

    Posted on 7/29/2014 8:51:04 AM

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  2. Colorado company finds success working with autism

    Seventeen of 25 Blue Star employees have a disability. Nine of them are on the autism spectrum.. They recycle 250,000 pounds of electronics a month. "In six years we've had no turnover, no absenteeism, no lost time accidents. And that's unheard of in any industry," Morris said.

    Posted on 7/28/2014 7:22:25 AM

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  3. 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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  4. 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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Dr. Tony Attwood on Group Homes and more...
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Autism Hangout Turns Two: Next up... WEBINARS!
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Quick Blurb About New Stuff
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Spring: The Season of Promise!
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Reason for the Season
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All sortsa positive news about autism, this mailing.

This is a quick note to let you know what's now showing at Autism Hangout... and a few programs yet to come. 


"Ask Dr. Tony"

Dr. Tony Attwood and I SKYPED for 40 minutes last week as he answered 13 questions about autism. All had been submitted by either Autism Hangout members or subscribers on Youtube. ALL were excellent questions dealing with anxiety/stress, bedwetting, eating disorders, sensory issues and more. Hear what today's leading expert on autism/Asperger's offers as advice.  Available in 3 parts!



"Autism and Employment" - An "Autism in the Workplace - Job Success!" Update

I had the good fortune of attending a business conference sponsored by the Autism Society of MN (AuSM) last week. Temple spoke, but to me the most inspiring talks were by representatives of Best Buy, 3M and Cargill. All three companies are now looking for and hiring people on the spectrum for their unique strengths and values. Based on their success stories, clearly it's paying off.  Hopefully, this "good news" will be heard by the HR departments of any business needing reliable, honest, intelligent, skilled employees.  Spread the word!

Meet Nolan's social worker, Rosemary. A "Movin' Out" Update

For those of you that have been following Nolan's move to a group home, I finally had a chance to sit down and interview our social worker.  Social workers have a tough job. Determining an independent living situation for someone on the spectrum has got to be one of the more difficult challenges they face.  Assessing the client's needs, evaluating the alternatives for best fit, meeting parent's expectations... and THEN figuring out the financial situation takes intelligence and perseverance. Meet Rosemary, one of the best of the best in the social care system. And fortunately for us, Nolan's social worker. :)

Meet Autism App Tester, Gary James

Gary James is on a mission. As a father of two special needs kids, he's reviewing every app he can find that will help them. And he's discovering treasures! Gary's efforts are benefiting his kids... but he knows they can help many more. As such, Gary has dedicated a website to document his findings. Anyone can read his candid, in-depth reviews and comments and find learning treasures for their kids. Note that Gary is freely sharing his time, learnings and resources. Like so many people in this extraordinarily compassionate and generous autism community, Gary is helping us all learn to "thrive with autism." Thanks, Gary! More at:

And coming up!

I've got more interviews with thought leaders planned for the next few weeks including: 

Wrong Planet founder - Alex Plank

Autism Women's Network founder - Sharon da Vanport

Proloquo2go developer David Niemeijer talking about his newest product, Pictello

And MANY more (literally).  :)

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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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