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Taking Off My Mask

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The Stone King

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Stories from Another World

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Lithuania
Lithuanian Public Libraries Welcome People with Autism

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Reflecting on Autism During this Period of Self-Isolation and Social Distancing

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Receiving an Autism Diagnosis as an Adult

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I Have Asperger’s and That’s Okay

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Another Day in Our Lives

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Bangladesh
SWAC: A Praiseworthy Parent Initiative in Bangladesh

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United States
A Digital Arts Program for Autistic Individuals

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India
To That Person Who Said My Child Doesn’t Look Autistic

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The Dreaded Green Chair

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Big Problem, Small World

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Autism Eats

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Purple Table Reservations

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Team of Brothers

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The Snow Ball

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United States
Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative

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Syria
Update from Syria: A father of a severely autistic boy shares their struggle

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Uganda
Creating a Worldwide Movement for Autism Acceptance

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United States
Zachary Doesn’t Laugh Much Anymore

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United States
Autism and Curling

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United States
Stories from the Spectrum

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United States
A Global Voice for Autism

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Trinidad And Tobago
Autism Parents Association of Trinidad & Tobago

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Norway
My Children Turned into “Monsters”

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Malawi
Autism in Malawi: Promise’s Story

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Uganda
Entebbe Action on Autism Organization

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United States
Today I Put My Son on the School Bus- A Father’s Perspective on Autism

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Turkey
A Personal Encounter with Autism in Turkey

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Saudi Arabia
A Mental Health Counselor in Riyadh

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India
Autism in India from a Physical Therapist’s Perspective

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Indonesia
‘Autis’

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Bangladesh
Story of Sanjid

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China
Acceptance Starts From Home

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China
My Daughter’s Journey to Inclusive Education

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China
“Children of the Stars”: A Mother’s Monologue

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United States
“I Will Never Give Up”

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My Autism Journey

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Philippines
Gwen’s Life Puzzle

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Canada
The Universality of Autism

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Autism is a Bird

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United Kingdom
The Transition from Secondary Education to University

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United States
Tackling the Unemployment Crisis for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

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Syria
Escape from Aleppo: A Father Weighs Heartbreaking Options

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Singapore
Melody’s Caregiving Journey

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Guyana
Collaboration Center: Teaching in South America

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Canada
A Miracle at the End of the Rainbow

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United States
Living My Childhood Dream

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United States
Autism Capacity-Building in the Developing World

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Witnessing Miracles Everyday

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United States
Time, Patience, and Love

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United States
Puz Knows How

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United States
Living With Autism in Adulthood

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South Africa
A Better Life for Adults with Autism

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South Africa
A Paradigm Shift: Inclusion in South Africa?

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Liberia
The Role of the Extended Family in Raising a Child with Autism in Liberia

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Ivory Coast (cote D`ivoire)
Autism Community of Africa

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Aruba
Aruba’s Kendo Champion

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Australia
“Sorry, But Your Son Has Autism”

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Brazil
Autism in Brazil from advocacy and self-advocacy perspectives: A preliminary research report

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Cameroon
Foundation for Africans with Disabilities and Neglect

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United States
Autism Housing Pathways: Building Roads to Home

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United States
I Believe

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United States
Rhythms and Nighttime Rituals

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United States
The Autism Insurance Resource Center

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United States
GallopNYC: The Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

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United States
The AUTSPOT: An Online Community for Parents, Families, and Specialists Affected by Autism

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United Kingdom
Kamau’s Story

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Jamaica
Autism Is Like Kryptonite to Your Soul

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Jamaica
Autism is One of the Reasons Why I Love God More

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Norway
My First Encounter with Autism in Norway

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Palestinian Territories
Early Efforts to Understand Autism Spectrum Disorders in the West Bank

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Colombia
Creer & Crear… where every dream comes true!

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Russia
Diagnostic and Support Programs for Preschool Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in St. Petersburg: The Existing Situation and Family Needs

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Hong Kong
The Good Shopper

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Hong Kong
The Story of Our Beloved Son, Hei

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Hong Kong
Never A Dull Moment

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India
The Meaningful Ride from Hope to Despondency and Back Again

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Aruba
We Don’t Want to View Autism as Just Another Hot Topic

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Australia
The iPad…Not a VOCA…Not a Dedicated Communication Device.

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Bangladesh
Moving Forward with Hope and Expectation

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Bangladesh
Bringing Practical Autism Training to Bangladesh

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China
The Status of Autism Rehabilitation Training in Guangzhou, China

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United States
A Need for Recreational Facilities for Autistic Adults

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Venezuela
Venezuelan Society for Autistic Children and Adults

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United States
Long is the Road to Recovery: The Odyssey of an Autistic American

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United States
Authoring My Own Life

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United States
Camp Joy: Making a Difference

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Easy Breathing Autism

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United States
A question for all: Do you doubt my puberty?

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Our Children with Autism: They Grow Up Fast

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Autism- Believe in the Future: From Infancy to Independence

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United States
Autism Special Education Legal Support Center

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United States
Facilitated Communication Research and Ethnographic Investigations of Autism

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United States
Barium Test

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United Arab Emirates
A Speech-Language Pathologist’s Perspective on Autism in Dubai

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United Kingdom
Efforts to Increase Communication Skills

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United Kingdom
My Story with Josh

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United States
An Autistic Adult’s Growth Through the World of Yoga

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South Africa
Autism Action South Africa- Our Story

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South Africa
Mackie, Mackie

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South Africa
Desperate and Saddened in South Africa

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Sri Lanka
Chammi’s Story

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Tanzania
Training in the Use of Visually-Structured Environments

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Turkey
Genetic mapping of consanguineous families in the Middle East

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Japan
Supporting My Son’s Desires: “I want to do it with my friends”

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Laos
“Autism, what is that?”

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Nepal
A Mother’s Story from Nepal

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Nigeria
A Psychologist’s Perspective on the Taboo of Autism in Nigeria

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Portugal
Medicina Funcional Integrativa – Biomedical Treatment of Autism- DAN! Protocol

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Russia
Overcoming Social Alienation and Autism in Russia

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Dominican Republic
Immigrating from the Dominican Republic to the US in Search of Better Services

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Egypt
A Young Autistic Boy Who Changed My Life

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Finland
Poor Broken-Word Unfortunates: An Adult with Autism Shares his Story

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Finland
A Mother’s and Daughter’s Perspective

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Greece
Autism – Asperger Hellas

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Haiti
Sabine’s Story

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India
A Memorable Journey Unfurled

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India
There Is Light at the End of the Tunnel

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India
Hands Across Water: A Sibling’s Story

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Israel
ALUT-The Israeli Society for Autistic Children

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Jamaica
Autism Chronicles from Jamaica

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Australia
A Private Practitioner’s Experiences in Australia

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Australia
Communication Showdown

A global fundraiser for autism.

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Bermuda
Working Hard Today for Tomorrow’s Voices

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Cambodia
Hagar Cambodia and Autism Programming

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