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Crack the Books! A new concept in interactive books!

Posted on 4/1/2014 10:30:26 AM


Meet author Robyn Steward

Posted on 2/4/2014 10:41:25 AM


Help in locating wandering kids.

Posted on 1/22/2014 9:50:57 PM


Introducing Innervoice - An AAC app using Video Self Modeling to teach speech and behaviors

Posted on 11/22/2013 12:04:26 PM


"Lets Choose!" Engaging fun for home and school, teaching life skills and more!

Posted on 9/6/2013 11:45:36 AM


Meet Barbara Cook: The founder/publisher/editor of Australian Autism Asperger's Network Magazine

Posted on 4/18/2013 9:17:10 AM


"Asperger Love" - An interview with author Amy Harmon

Posted on 3/27/2013 1:34:25 PM


Jessica Kingsley to publish "Been There. Done That. Try This!"

Posted on 2/26/2013 3:24:03 PM


Calling all spectrum artists! We’re looking for original art!

Posted on 1/15/2013 2:42:37 PM


Facts on Aspergers - A film from England

Posted on 11/30/2012 5:27:47 AM


Sensory Overload (Interacting with Autism Project)

Posted on 10/29/2012 11:34:39 AM


Fun, Effective Adaptive Techniques from Occupational Therapist, Barbara Smith

Posted on 9/14/2012 12:11:16 PM


Meet the author and photographer of "Apart or A Part?" A book on inclusion.

Posted on 7/25/2012 12:54:09 PM


Meet Executive Director of Autismaid (dotorg), "Tanner's Dad" Tim Walsh

Posted on 6/14/2012 8:41:28 AM


Dr. Tony Attwood on Aspie Mentors and "Been there. Done that. Try this!"

Posted on 4/12/2012 10:22:27 AM


Meet author, motivational speaker and autism advocate, David George.

Posted on 4/6/2012 9:23:07 AM


"Fostering creative communications and social independence through the power of arts education"

Posted on 3/19/2012 6:36:37 PM


Attempting a New World Record, marathoner Steve Knowlton runs for Asperger's Awareness

Posted on 3/15/2012 4:59:58 PM


Announcing: "Been there. Done that. Try this! An Aspinauts guide to life of planet Earth."

Posted on 3/6/2012 2:39:42 PM


Two new autism books! Meet author Lois Brady

Posted on 2/22/2012 1:29:10 PM


"Keeping people with Asperger's OUT of the legal system" - Meet testing advocate, Claudia Curry

Posted on 1/3/2012 12:54:10 PM


"Asperger's Syndrome. When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade." Meet author Anita Lesko.

Posted on 12/1/2011 12:23:13 PM


Smells to bring calm! Meet the developer of MyScentBox, Jennifer Vought

Posted on 11/16/2011 7:20:43 PM


"Optimistic Parenting" - Meet author Dr. Mark Durand

Posted on 9/20/2011 12:38:49 PM


Meet Singer/songwriter Kathy Banta - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 7/21/2011 5:36:43 AM


"Living Well On The Spectrum" - Meet psychologist/author Dr. Valerie Gaus

Posted on 6/30/2011 1:24:16 PM


Meet Rachel Arntson and her Kids Express Train teaching tools!

Posted on 6/15/2011 12:40:14 PM


The Autism Shop Expands! New products! Discounts!

Posted on 6/11/2011 4:43:37 PM


3,000 FREE Apps! 10 FREE iPads at the 6/11/11 APP PARTY! www.facebook.com/a4cwsn

Posted on 6/9/2011 8:23:02 AM


"Sandbox Learning:" Teaching life skills to our special kids - Meet co-founder Amy Maguire

Posted on 5/31/2011 9:10:13 AM


"FunJoyment Groups:" Help in navigating social situations - Meet Author John Merges

Posted on 4/14/2011 5:53:35 AM


Dr. Sarita Freedman on "Disclosure"

Posted on 4/11/2011 1:27:29 PM


Three steps to "Self-advocacy" - Dr. Sarita Freedman

Posted on 4/7/2011 5:46:47 AM


Do "Mentorship Programs for Aspies" Exist?

Posted on 3/17/2011 11:42:08 AM


Speech In Action - "Creative ideas for getting mouth and body moving"

Posted on 3/15/2011 2:40:16 PM


Meet "Parent Coach" Bonnie Bogen - A Resource for Parents of Kids on the Spectrum

Posted on 1/24/2011 12:36:56 PM


"Lime Green Limousine!" - Music and more for kids on the spectrum.

Posted on 12/10/2010 5:43:24 AM


"The Age of Autism" - Meet authors Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill

Posted on 12/4/2010 9:20:29 PM


"Ten Minutes with Dr. Tony" - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 10/20/2010 11:41:30 AM


Apps for Special Needs - Find them at www.momswithapps.com

Posted on 9/20/2010 11:25:44 AM


The Autism Shop - A one-of-a-kind book and toy store for people on the spectrum.

Posted on 9/15/2010 1:54:44 PM


Meet Rachel Rudman - Designer of Grasshopper Preschool Prep Kits

Posted on 9/6/2010 8:13:00 AM


Weighted Vests for our Special Kids (and Adults) - Introducing Stitches by Anne

Posted on 9/2/2010 2:46:22 PM


The iPad and Autism: One Family's Story of Success.

Posted on 8/31/2010 3:01:01 PM


Introducing Fun and Function (dotcom) - An Autism Hangout Farmers Market Member

Posted on 8/23/2010 9:32:31 AM


Introducing Black Barn Bakery - A Member of the Autism Hangout Farmers Market

Posted on 8/18/2010 10:28:17 AM


Coming Soon: The Autism Hangout Farmer's Market

Posted on 8/12/2010 10:56:57 AM


Connecting With Your Asperger Partner - Meet author Louise Weston

Posted on 8/4/2010 4:45:12 PM


Partners in Excellence - An Autism Therapy Center. Meet owner/operator Deb Thomas

Posted on 7/28/2010 9:32:24 AM


"Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome"

Posted on 7/20/2010 3:24:06 PM


"Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families"

Posted on 7/16/2010 9:34:44 AM


"Loving Lampposts" - A wide angle view of autism.

Posted on 7/12/2010 5:30:43 PM


"Give voice to the unheard" - Meet Bick Pratt of MyTalkTools (dotcom)

Posted on 6/27/2010 10:02:49 AM


Training Students & Music Teachers in the Gifts of Autism - Meet Dr. Rhoda Bernard

Posted on 5/27/2010 2:44:59 PM


"Walking in the Dark: Finding the Light in Autism" - A film by Brian Dery

Posted on 5/25/2010 6:37:57 AM


"Bye" - A Short Documentary About Autism - Meet Filmmaker Anthony Morrison

Posted on 5/11/2010 3:25:50 PM


"Artists and Autism" - A Facebook Group. Meet founder Jeffery Kellen

Posted on 5/5/2010 4:52:49 PM


"Autism and the Edge of the Known World" - Meet author Dr. Olga Bogdashina

Posted on 4/30/2010 11:26:07 AM


"Siblings: The Autism Spectrum Through Our Eyes" - Meet author Jane Johnson

Posted on 4/14/2010 12:42:28 PM


Dr. Nelson Mane on Hemispheric Integration Therapy - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 4/13/2010 9:32:14 AM


"Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Aspergers Syndrome" - A Conversation with author Rudy Simone

Posted on 4/8/2010 8:22:16 AM


"Where Words Fail, Music Speaks" - Meet Music Therapist Jessica Grooms

Posted on 4/7/2010 10:44:50 AM


"Mi-Stories from Kencrest Services" - Meet Director Debbie Lord

Posted on 3/26/2010 10:31:12 AM


"Libraries and Autism: We're Connected!" A Program Making Libraries Autism-friendly... and more.

Posted on 3/1/2010 4:44:39 PM


"Breathe. 52 Oxygen Rich Tools for Loving and Living Well with Autism." A Book by Gayle Nobel

Posted on 2/22/2010 2:54:49 PM


"Make Friends with Autism" (dotorg) - A Community Education Initiative

Posted on 2/17/2010 2:26:24 PM


"Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant"

Posted on 2/16/2010 1:58:01 PM


"Getting an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at Public Expense" - Attorney David Tollner

Posted on 2/12/2010 12:44:53 PM


"Unique Kids, Unique Surroundings" - Meet author/designer Lauren Henry

Posted on 2/5/2010 11:49:25 AM


Donna Williams Comments on the Autism Hangout Education Library - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 2/1/2010 1:13:59 PM


Mitra Ahani's "Let's Cook" Update: Free Viewing! - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 1/27/2010 8:14:00 AM


Succeeding In The Workplace - A conversation with "Asperger's On the Job" author Rudy Simone

Posted on 1/15/2010 4:58:25 PM


Meet Author Mary Calhoun Brown - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 1/7/2010 8:47:48 AM


Meet Author Mary Calhoun Brown - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 1/7/2010 8:35:18 AM


Mother Nature and the Beautiful Mind of Mr. Kim Peek

Posted on 12/27/2009 1:57:30 PM


Meet Deena Hoagland and Island Dolphin Care

Posted on 11/24/2009 12:21:26 PM


Parenting and Autism: What's Really Important - L. Mae Wilkinson

Posted on 11/23/2009 7:55:51 AM


Maximum Potential Kids! At-home, At-school ABA curriculum

Posted on 11/6/2009 12:53:56 PM


Coming soon! The Autism Hangout "Education Section"

Posted on 11/6/2009 9:28:15 AM


"R U Autistic? Ask Ur iPhone!" - Meet Developer Graham Streeter

Posted on 11/4/2009 2:54:05 PM


Mark Wirbel on the H1N1 Vaccine - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 10/20/2009 12:35:52 PM


Aspergers On the Job. Meet Author Rudy Simone

Posted on 9/11/2009 4:32:20 PM


An Interview with Attitude Author Gayle Nobel - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 9/9/2009 2:45:29 PM


"Frailin' with Friends" - Happy Music for a Great Cause!

Posted on 8/19/2009 8:05:08 PM


An "Attitude of Gratitude" - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 8/18/2009 12:15:28 PM


"Better Living Through Autism" - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 8/12/2009 11:25:03 AM


It's All About Attitude Moment #3- Moments of Love by Author Gayle Nobel

Posted on 8/10/2009 9:12:14 AM


Autism Hangout Announces Webinar Series - An 8/3/2009 Update

Posted on 8/3/2009 2:31:30 PM


"Back to school-Be prepared!" Mark Wirbel reports

Posted on 7/31/2009 7:00:48 AM


"It's All About Attitude" Moment #2 - The Essense of Love

Posted on 7/17/2009 11:21:41 AM


"Transitioning to Higher Education"- Mark Wirbel Reporting

Posted on 7/15/2009 2:41:30 PM


Announcing Autism Hangout Webinars!

Posted on 7/2/2009 8:08:46 AM


Allergy Free Restaurants - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 7/1/2009 8:53:58 AM


"It's All About Attitude Moments" - Chapter 1: By Gayle Nobel

Posted on 6/25/2009 3:29:57 PM


"On His Own" - Dr. Emily Willingham Reports on TH and "Circle of Friends".

Posted on 6/17/2009 6:39:56 AM


"Twenty-two Things A Woman Must Know If She Loves A Man With Asperger's Syndrome" - Rudy Simone Interview

Posted on 6/9/2009 11:35:41 AM


"It's All About Attitude!" An Autism Hangout Interview With Co-author Gayle Nobel

Posted on 6/5/2009 6:14:03 AM


An Interview with Dr. David Holmes-Mark Wirbel Reporting for Autism Hangout

Posted on 6/1/2009 11:18:44 AM


"Thriving with Autism" - Nolan's trip to San Diego

Posted on 5/27/2009 12:48:44 PM


Stopping Abusive Practices: What can YOU do to help kids and their schools.

Posted on 5/26/2009 7:45:50 AM


Diagnosing Autism: "Trust Your Instincts" - L. Mae Wilkinson for Autism Hangout

Posted on 5/12/2009 7:27:56 AM


The "Autism At Home Series" - An Autism Hangout Special Report

Posted on 5/11/2009 1:32:22 PM


"Bullying: What it is, what you can do" - Mark Wirbel

Posted on 5/6/2009 12:10:14 PM


"With A Brush of Love" - Lauren S. Henry, President

Posted on 5/5/2009 7:29:15 AM


"Recreation and Socialization" - Kathy Radziunas

Posted on 4/24/2009 12:58:10 PM


"It's Autism Awareness Month! Get Involved!" - Mark Wirbel reporting

Posted on 4/1/2009 9:59:38 AM


"Watch our money for autism!" - Joanne Lara of Autism Movement Therapy

Posted on 3/27/2009 12:05:15 PM


"Finding Taylor a Group Home" - Keri Bowers of Normal Films

Posted on 3/23/2009 3:32:48 PM


Starting a Social Group for Asperger's students-Mark Wirbel for Autism Hangout

Posted on 3/12/2009 11:56:48 AM


Alex Doman's Advanced Brain Technologies

Posted on 3/3/2009 12:42:19 PM


More Content-rich Online Resources-Mark Wirbel

Posted on 2/10/2009 11:57:27 AM


Free software for fostering special interests - Mark Wirbel Reporting

Posted on 1/21/2009 7:20:24 AM


What you should know about an IEP - Mark Wirbel Reporting

Posted on 1/12/2009 12:31:09 PM


"Lend4Heath" and "the poopblog" creator, Tori Tuncan

Posted on 1/6/2009 11:55:31 AM


"Model Me Kids" Social Skills videos by Sue Klein

Posted on 1/6/2009 9:14:44 AM


Fixers and Accepters. Knowing when to be which.

Posted on 12/16/2008 10:46:52 AM


Autism & Grades: Measures of ability or disability

Posted on 11/7/2008 1:14:59 PM


Autism and art: product of a supercharged brain?

Posted on 9/25/2008 12:41:08 PM


The X-men and Autism: metaphor!

Posted on 9/24/2008 7:15:15 AM


Meet Carrie D - Autism Hangout's Newest Reporter

Posted on 9/17/2008 11:56:58 AM


Autism and Genetics : A 4-part Series - Emily Willingham Reporting

Posted on 8/15/2008 4:48:54 PM


Autism and Genetics : A 4-part Series - Emily Willingham Reporting

Posted on 8/15/2008 2:07:11 PM


Autism and Genetics : A 4-part Series - Emily Willingham Reporting

Posted on 8/15/2008 2:03:29 PM


Autism and Genetics : A 4-part Series - Emily Willingham Reporting

Posted on 8/15/2008 1:59:20 PM


Welcome to Autism Hangout!

Posted on 7/11/2008 10:53:56 AM


Surveys! Voice Your Opinion!

Posted on 7/11/2008 10:50:32 AM


MYPAGE and Social Networking

Posted on 7/11/2008 10:49:35 AM


Autism Friendly Businesses

Posted on 7/9/2008 3:42:23 PM


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SPECIAL REPORTS are interesting stories in their own right. They may cover news, events, items or issues. Sometimes they're simply reflections.

 

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"Better Living Through Autism" - An Autism Hangout Special Report

You know, it occurred to me the other day... in living the best life we can for our special kids (free of the bad stuff like chemicals, additives, unnecessary ingredients), we're really being FORCED to behave in the manner of a responsible citizen if of the planet earth. That's NOT a bad thing! In fact, we can show that it's really NOT that hard to do, either... and make the world a better place in the process.


I may be returning to my hippie roots, here. But with a 30 year career in business under my belt, I'm corporate and capitalist smart... and I KNOW where we spend our dollars DOES make a difference. We CAN change the world for the better. And we start with our purchases. So here's a plan: "Better Living Through Autism."

 

Pass it on.


Discuss this in the forums


Posted on 8/12/2009 11:25:03 AM by cevans

Crack the Books! A new concept in interactive books!
Crack the Books! A new concept in interactive books!

Meet author Robyn Steward
Meet author Robyn Steward

Help in locating wandering kids.
Help in locating wandering kids.

Introducing Innervoice - An AAC app using Video Self Modeling to teach speech and behaviors
Introducing Innervoice - An AAC app using Video Self Modeling to teach speech and behaviors

"Lets Choose!" Engaging fun for home and school, teaching life skills and more!
"Lets Choose!" Engaging fun for home and school, teaching life skills and more!

Autism Websites: Resources and Information - Mark Wirbel for Autism Hangout (dotcom)
Autism Websites: Resources and Information - Mark Wirbel for Autism Hangout (dotcom)

"Model Me Kids" Social Skills videos by Sue Klein
"Model Me Kids" Social Skills videos by Sue Klein

Coming soon! The Autism Hangout "Education Section" - A Call for Content!
Coming soon! The Autism Hangout "Education Section" - A Call for Content!

Autism and grades: Measures of ability...or disability?
Autism and grades: Measures of ability...or disability?

An "Attitude of Gratitude" - An Autism Hangout Special Report
An "Attitude of Gratitude" - An Autism Hangout Special Report

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Meet Barbara Cook: The founder/publisher/editor of Australian Autism Asperger's Network Magazine

Meet Barbara Cook: The founder/publisher/editor of Australian Autism Asperger's Network Magazine

Most of us already know there’s a fabulous community of people involved with autism. Whether you’re on the spectrum or love someone with autism, there are helpful people with positive news everywhere. In fact, the positive news is being piled up so fast, that new mediums and outlets to distribute this encouragement are called for. And here to answer that call from down under is editor Barbara Cook. Her new, noteworthy entry is a magazine dedicated to “all things related to autism.” Autism Hangout please welcome today’s guest, the founder, publisher and editor of the Australian Autism Asperger’s Network Magazine, Barbara Cook. More info at: www.aaanetwork.com.au/magazine

Posted on 4/18/2013 9:17:10 AM

"Asperger Love" - An interview with author Amy Harmon

"Asperger Love" - An interview with author Amy Harmon

Ignorance isn't always bliss. In fact, ignorance often gets in the way of understanding. For instance, it's some times heard that people with Asperger's/HFA can't express emotion. Or, even more foolish, people on the spectrum can't fall in love. To both statements, today's guest has written an e-book on two Aspies and their approach to love. Two-time Pulitzer prize winner and New York Times reporter Amy Harmon writes this "fly on the wall" look at Aspie Love.

Posted on 3/27/2013 1:34:25 PM

Jessica Kingsley to publish "Been There. Done That. Try This!"

Jessica Kingsley to publish "Been There. Done That. Try This!"

Jessica Kingsley Publishing has offered to publish a book of Aspie Wisdom. "Been There. Done That. Try This!" is a compilation of insightful essays and stories submitted by "Aspie Mentors"... older people with Asperger's/HFA that have gained their understanding from first-hand experience. Based on research of the most stressful issues faced by someone with Asperger's. More at: www.autismhangout.com

Posted on 2/26/2013 3:24:03 PM

Calling all spectrum artists! We’re looking for original art!

Calling all spectrum artists! We’re looking for original art!

The book that Dr. Tony Attwood, Anita Lesko and I have been assembling - “Been there. Done that. Try this!” is now over half complete. We’re on track to finish this summer. So why are we looking for artwork? Simple. Words only tell part of the story when it comes to issues of stress. I know to people on the spectrum – many gifted with artistic abilities – that stress can have a more intense feel and, possibly a look. So what does “Anxiety” look like? And to someone with autism, what does depression look like? How about self-esteem or even faking it? Each of the 17 research-identified issues/stressors has a chapter in the book, along with the Aspie Mentor’s "life-gained" wisdom for addressing and overcoming that issue. But I’d like to include something more… a visual, a drawing, a painting perhaps that helps explain just how painful, powerful or disturbing this stress-inducing issue really is to someone with autism. This video tells you how your artwork can help aid understanding and be a part of this book.

Posted on 1/15/2013 2:42:37 PM

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