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What Greta Thunberg's Autism Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Greta Thunberg's Autism Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

At age 16, climate change activist Greta Thunberg is already making international headlines and speaking on the world stage. When Greta shared that she has an autism spectrum disorder, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the autism...
Posted 06/11/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. For caregivers, saying "no" can...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Family Provides an Answer

Family Provides an Answer

I am very fortunate to have both of my children and a supportive husband. My kids have taught me so much about life. I learned a lot about myself through them.I was in regular classes in school. I was also sent to day camps every day during the...
Posted 05/12/2019
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Are You Afraid To Say No?

Are You Afraid To Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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Largest Study Ever Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine, Autism

Largest Study Ever Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine, Autism

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid ongoing U.S. measles outbreaks, one of the largest studies to date provides fresh evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause...
Posted 03/07/2019
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Research on Almost 2,000 Brains Brings Insight Into Mental Illness and Other Conditions

Research on Almost 2,000 Brains Brings Insight Into Mental Illness and Other Conditions

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say a massive genetic analysis of the human brain has yielded new insights into the underpinnings of psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study reveals that autism is far more common than once thought, with nearly 3 percent of American children diagnosed with the disorder.A federal study...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Stigma of Autism Can Take Toll on Psyche

Stigma of Autism Can Take Toll on Psyche

By Maureen Salamon, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Social stigma may play a large role in the depression, anxiety and other mental health woes experienced by many people with autism, a small new study...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyAutismTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Parenting kids with autism isn't always easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study

Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Letting any teen behind the wheel of a car is nerve-wracking for parents, but if your teen has autism, you may wonder if driving is even possible.Well, a new study...
Posted 10/30/2018
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