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Autism Meltdown At The Mall - What Would You Do?

Autism Meltdown At The Mall - What Would You Do?

When we tell people our son is autistic and has terrible tantrums, some people tell us: "Every kid throws tantrums and breaks things." To us, that's like a person with a cold telling a cancer patient that everyone gets sick. While showing this side of autism is difficult, it is meant to show others what signs to look for when seeing a child behave differently in public, and that just because a child doesn't look "special needs," doesn't mean they are just a bratty child. Autism effects the mind. This video is meant to educate, foster compassion for autistic families...

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Gym For Autistic and Special Needs Kids Opens

Gym For Autistic and Special Needs Kids Opens

Rebecca Reveles-Jones moved to San Antonio because of her husband's career in the Army. She noticed that her 18-month-old son started acting differently when her husband got deployed overseas for a year. "I thought that was the reason he stopped talking and making eye contact and stopped socializing," she said. She later learned, after a lengthy evaluation, that her son was on the autism spectrum. She said that because he is nonverbal, it makes it difficult for her to know what he needs. And because socialization can be a challenge for kids with autism, it can be difficult for her...

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Michael Phelps Fan That Has Autism Has Inspired Thousands on Facebook

Michael Phelps Fan That Has Autism Has Inspired Thousands on Facebook

"I'm hoping to swim in the Olympics just like you someday." The story of Michael Phelps, a fan in Kansas and a Facebook post: https://t.co/vPiVdgC0h3 pic.twitter.com/qWFqXJf4K7 — The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) August 29, 2016 A fan of Michael Phelps who has autism has inspired thousands of people after he told the U.S. swimmer about his aspirations to compete in the Olympics and be the first person in his family to go to college.More than 3,000 people have shared a message that 21-year-old Austin Levingston wrote to Phelps on the athlete’s Facebook page earlier this month. The Kansas man congratulates Phelps...

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Autism Service Dog Keeps Autistic Boy From Wandering Into The Street

Autism Service Dog Keeps Autistic Boy From Wandering Into The Street

When a child has autism, he might struggle to make friends or not have any at all — but this little boy will always have one friend who will never leave him. He was out playing with his special dog, and kept wandering too close to the road ... but his loyal friend made sure that he never got too close. Autism dogs are dogs trained to assist children with autism, and keep them happy and safe at all times. The loving dogs are there to make sure the child doesn't run away or accidentally hurt themselves, and can be...

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How One Direction Helped Raise $450,000 to Help Those with Autism

How One Direction Helped Raise $450,000 to Help Those with Autism

Many celebrities are known for their philanthropy work in today’s entertainment industry. The boy band sensation One Direction is a perfect example of that. In May of 2014, they hosted and played in a celebrity charity soccer game at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England to raise awareness and funds for autism! Along with the members of One Direction (Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Timlinson) others to play alongside them included Olly Murs and Piers Morgan!When all was said and done the soccer game raised over $450,000 (300,000 pounds) for autism charities including Irish Autism Action and UK Heart...

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