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About akutil86

Diagnosed with Aspergers at 34, this blog chronicles some of the life events I've gone through, and how I hope to help others on the Autism Spectrum. Posts that are personal opinions will be moving to another Wordpress site by the end of the year; for those looking for help with autism, I hope you will continue to visit and spread the word about the articles that most of the time are links to something I read. Please let me know what challenges you are facing, and I will do my best to address them. Thanks for reading my blog!

​After 42 Years In Institutions, A Home Of Her Own

​​ After 42 Years In Institutions, A Home Of Her Own A woman with an intellectual disability who has been housed in state institutions for over four decades may finally get a chance to live in the community after a … Continue reading

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Lowe’s Pulling Products Amid Concerns About Disability Ties

Heeding calls from advocates, one of the nation’s largest home improvement stores says it will remove certain products with possible links to developmental disabilities from its shelves. Lowe’s said late last month it will stop selling paint removal products containing … Continue reading

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Lynn Parramore: How Corporations Groom Kids For Servitude – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZGVR1-4Gqs&link_id=7&can_id=a75ccabdc6ffd6a99113a0019f3e2087&source=email-student-debt-and-deficit-delusions&email_referrer=email_346492&email_subject=student-debt-and-deficit-delusions ​Now I begin to understand why voucher schools contribute to the dilemma of funding our public schools​. I hope no one is offended that I sent this to most board members, but I’m hoping to confirm (or deny) that … Continue reading

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Autism Test For Babies, Caregiver Turnover Hard On Families, Special Olympics, Nike and More News

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How to Be a Better Friend to an Adult with ASD

How to Be a Better Friend to an Adult with Aspergers Syndrome a.k.a. High-Functioning Autism Updated on November 1, 2017 Kylyssa Shay more Kylyssa Shay is a middle-aged American woman living with autism who enjoys sharing hard-earned life hacks with … Continue reading

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If you’re looking for an Advocacy Hero…GET THIS BOOK!

Today Show — Segment on Eunice Kennedy Maria Shriver and brother Timothy open up about Eunice Kennedy Shriver The new biography “Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World” offers rare insights into Eunice Kennedy Shriver. TODAY’s Hoda Kotb sits down … Continue reading

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​College Dreams Within Reach For More People On The Spectrum

​​ College Dreams Within Reach For More People On The Spectrum By law, universities can’t require applicants to report disabilities, but anecdotally more students with autism are thought to be enrolling in and finishing college. Read More >

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​Being Bilingual May Be A Plus For Kids With Autism

​​ Being Bilingual May Be A Plus For Kids With Autism Speaking more than one language may offer a significant advantage for children with autism that goes well beyond communication, a new study suggests. Read More >

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Introducing the Friendship Circle Product Marketplace

Buy & Sell Special Needs Products Introducing the Friendship Circle Marketplace View this email in your browser Dear *|FNAME|*, There has never been a central place to find thousands of special needs products… Until Now. There has never been an … Continue reading

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​Target Adding Clothing For Adults With Special Needs

​​ Target Adding Clothing For Adults With Special Needs Target is expanding its clothing options for people with disabilities beyond children with a new collection of jeans and tops in adult sizes. Read More >

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