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April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day

Posted by Satendra Singh on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Autism 

The month of April is Autism Awareness month and April 2, 2012 is the fifth World Autism Awareness Day. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with awareness-raising events. Infinite Ability is joining ‘Autism Speaks’ initiative of ‘Light It Up Blueto help shine a light on autism. Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Iconic landmarks around the w...


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Perspectives 2 submissions now open!

Posted by Satendra Singh on Friday, December 16, 2011, In : Autism 

Perspectives 2 submissions now open!

  
 

The editors of Perspectives: Poetry Concerning Autism and Other Disabilities have announced their latest project. Perspectives 2 will be the second anthology of the Perspectives series.

Released late in 2010, Perspectives is an anthology of poetry about various neurological, psychological, social, and communicative disabilities, with a strong focus on the autism spectrum. It included poetry written by the disabled, their friends, their loved ones, servi...


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Disability Myths

Posted by Dr Satendra Singh, Enabling Unit on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Autism 

 Disability Myths

In my opinion the biggest discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (PwD) is attitudinal. There assumptions may take the form of myths as well as stereotypes. On International Day of PwD’s, I am sharing with you ten myths people encountered regarding disabilities and the truths behind them.

Myth: People with Learning Disability and Attention Deficient Disorder are not very smart.

Fact: Intelligence has nothing to do with Learning Disability and Attention Deficien...


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The Autism Enigma

Posted by Nature Special on Friday, November 4, 2011,


 Autism spectrum disorder has attracted intense interest from the public and scientists over recent years. Nature sorts fact from fiction in this hot, but sometimes contentious, field: from the debate about soaring diagnoses, to the idea that scientists and engineers are at high risk of having a child with autism. The special includes news and comment from Nature, and articles from Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience and Nature Reviews NeuroscienceImage Credit: Loannes Baptista, Wikimedia ...


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