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March 7 is Right Around the Corner!

What are you going to do to help wipe out the R-word in your community? Suggestions 1. Visit this website. 2. Embed a badge on your website like we have! 3. Share this video with your friends. 4. Tell your … Continue reading

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It’s CONFERENCE TIME at YAI!

It’s the best time of the year at the YAI Network — conference time! Hearing from top experts in the field of disability and networking with other parents, professionals and advocates has never been so fun. Last week, we posted … Continue reading

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Figuring Out How to Cope with Everyday Stress

Today’s post is by Erin Clemens. Every day, she uses her top-notch writing skills to help people understand her life with Asperger’s syndrome through her website, I Have Asperger’s, and as @AspergerSadie on Twitter, where she has nearly 2,200 followers. She also has a … Continue reading

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Huge Advance in Predicting Autism

A new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found significant differences in brain development starting at just six months old in high-risk infants who later develop autism, compared to high-risk infants who did not develop … Continue reading

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Friday Flick: Autism Reality

An interesting peak into how people (neurotypical and not) think of autism spectrum disorder. This video was made by a person with autism and features our good friend Temple Grandin! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share … Continue reading

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College Kid Makes Important Advances in Autism Research

What a great story! Francisco Garcia, a senior neuroscience student at UT Dallas, has discovered new information about a the role of a protein in the development of autism and other neurological disorders, such as epilepsy. The work shows promise … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Bonus Video

This has NOTHING to do with autism, but we promise that it will make you grin. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

We have a special video treat for you today. “In One Word” comes courtesy of our friend Erin Clemens. Every day, she uses her top-notch writing skills to help people understand her life with Asperger’s syndrome through her website, I Have Asperger’s, and … Continue reading

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BOTH Parents’ Ages Connected with Autism

We know this will make many of you mad, but here it is anyway. Older maternal and paternal ages are jointly associated with having a child with autism, according to a recently published study led by researchers at The University … Continue reading

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A Must-See Friday Flick: Fire Safety

People with developmental disabilities are extremely vulnerable when it comes to fires. All to often, heartbreaking and preventable tragedies occur at group residences all over the country. ABC’s Operation Save a Life recently featured how YAI’s innovative fire safety training … Continue reading

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