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for today

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Friends,

I just don’t have it in me today. I have a wonderful story to share, but it’s just not today’s story, ya know?

Anyway, I couldn’t leave you with nothing, so I’m going to share some posts that I’ve read in the last week that have either made me think, laugh, or cry — OR — think, laugh AND cry all at the same time. It’s a trick, folks.

So here goes ..

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Autistic is Okay by Stimey at Stimeyland (please take heed around kids; she swears – right out of the gate in caps, but the post is awesome so find a quiet minute and check it out.)

For more on person-first language, I also invite you to read my post, the oh-so-creatively named Person First

Edited to add: I just discovered this post on the topic as well and … well, wow … so, yeah, read this too, okay? Disability First: Autism is not an Accessory by Zoe at Illusion of Competence

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Wordplay by Alysia at Try Defying Gravity

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Autism, Passing, And What It Costs Us All by Linda at Outrunning the Storm

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TPGA’s Position on Autism Organizations That Support Autistic People by the editors of Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism

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I hope that tides you over for today.

I’ll see you tomorrow, my friends.

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Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. 

? Mary Anne Radmacher

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Ed note: Late breaking (insert beep beep beep) news. I’m adding one. Cause I can. A Bicycle Built for One by Glennon at Momastery. You’ll know why.

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Autism Fire Rescue Program Featured on NBC’s ‘Today Show’

The training of first responders is absolutely critical to keeping individuals with autism safe. Unfortunately, there are far too many stories of dangerous situations that arise because of a lack of communication and understanding between safety professionals such as firefighters, and individuals with autism and their families. Yesterday, NBC’s Today featured Bill Cannata, the father of a young adult with autism who has developed a program that has educated over 15,000 first responders around the country in how to handle people with autism, and as a result, saved lives. Bill was also a member of the professional advisory committee for the Autism Speaks Autism Safety Project, where he provided tips and quick facts for firefighters interacting with individuals with autism. To further these efforts, in 2011, the Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grants program provided funding for the Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC), designed to help foster a deeper understanding of autism spectrum disorders by training public safety and law enforcement personnel. Autism Speaks applauds these first responder training efforts.

Longtime firefighter Bill Canatta is committed to caring for his 21-year-old son Ted, who is living with autism. Bill teaches people across the country how to rescue other people with the condition, and his training helped one first responder save a boy’s life. TODAY’s Amy Robach reports. You can find out more here.Be the first to like this post.

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