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August 23, 2013

New Michael Ingemi, Noah Britton, and Ethan Finlan are three of four members in the comedy troupe “Aspergers Are Us," that have gained recognition around the country for being the only all autistic comedy group.

They met about seven years ago in an acting camp for "Aspies," and Britton was their camp counselor, according to a recent profile in the Boston Herald. 

“We’re not just trying to make autistic people laugh,” said Finlan.

On August 19th, Amy Gravino hosted a LIVE Chat with us! Amy is a certified college coach for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, and the founder of A.S.C.O.T (Asperger's Syndrome Coaching and Other Techniques) Coaching, LLC. She is also a seasoned public speaker, and has spoken at conferences, professional development workshops, support group meetings, and more since the age of 14.

Check out what we discussed in the chat below!

 

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December 02, 2012

 

 

1 December 2012

Dear friends and colleagues,

Today, the American Psychiatric Association voted to accept the revised fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The manual – used by clinicians nationwide to diagnose mental health conditions – will be published in spring 2013.

Teen with autism crowned homecoming king
October 05, 2012

Students at Michigan's Linden High School recently voted Danny Leideker, an 18-year-old teenager with autism spectrum disorder, homecoming king. This seems to be part of a growing trend of students embracing those with differences, according to an article in The Huffington Post.

August 08, 2012

In Arab, Alabama Brandon Peterson, an 18-year-old with a form of autism fought off an intruder at a home in Arab. Brandon was awoken to Landon Long, 33, armed with a gun inside his family's home on early Sunday morning. 

"I was scared. I thought I was going to die that day because he had a gun. I made peace with God and I was ready to go meet him," said Peterson.

July 26, 2012

George Dvorsky reports on io9.com that today autism and Aspergers Syndrome, have become accepted as a normal part of the human fabric, where people on the spectrum are changing the nature of our society — in many ways, for the better. Even if some people still see autism as a condition that needs to be "treated," it's increasingly obvious that people on the autism spectrum are finding ways to succeed in our neurotypical-based society.