Category Archives: autism awareness

Who sits down first in a job interview?

According to Dr. Stephen Shore, “Who’s on first? What’s on second? How can autistic people make sense of the job interview process… and perhaps more importantly, how can employers better understand what people on the autism spectrum can contribute to … Continue reading

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No clear dividing line

“No Clear Dividing Line” is the title of the Shrinks on Third Podcast in which I talk about families living with and loving someone on the autism spectrum and what we can learn about our shared humanity. Topics include the … Continue reading

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Autism Acceptance and Beyond

Autism Awareness month is right around the corner. What does it mean to you? The road to acceptance routinely starts with some level of denial. Our biggest problem is that we don’t want any problems, and we think we would … Continue reading

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Fathers are Stepping Up Around the World: and Raising Children with Autism

According to a new 2017 global survey, men are taking “greater responsibility for the home and childcare” than previously in both emerging and developed economies as reported by Reuters. In 2013, the CDC reported a nationally representative survey which found that … Continue reading

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“Love doesn’t keep score. Siblings do.”

  400 people seemed to nod in agreement when Caroline McGraw used these words to describe some of her difficulties growing up with a younger brother who has autism. Few among us would deny this truth of family life-whether there … Continue reading

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How autism teaches us about being human

On April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, I gave a TEDx talk at Arcadia University on the theme of “The Big Idea.” My title was “How autism teaches us about being human.” Looking forward to this day, I had written, … Continue reading

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How did the vaccine controversy start and why won’t it go away? by Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

Facts are stubborn things, but study after study and warning after warning doesn’t kill the intense fear that many parents have about vaccinating their children. My son, Tariq, received the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) in 1981 around the same … Continue reading

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