Autism Awareness Month

Latest Blog Posts on Autism


ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York Highlights Films About and Made By People With Disabilities

Date: 03/10/2016

The 8th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival kicks off today in New York City at the JCC Manhattan. Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo will be in attendance to introduce the festival and opening night film MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW. The ReelAbilities Film Festival is the nation's only film festival dedicated entirely to presenting award-winning films by and about people with disabilities. Too man ...

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It's a Christmas Play

Date: 11/30/2015

You are invited to attend The Special Gathering of IRC 2015 Christmas Play "It's a Christmas Play" 7:00PM  Saturday, December 5 Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church 1050 Highway US 1, Sebastian 7:00PM Sunday, December 6 First United Methodist of Melbourne 110 E New Haven Avenue No transportation provided to or from the play.  Refreshments served af ...

Related Topics: Christianity, Developmental Disabilities, Mentally Challenged Community, Autism Spectrum, Intellectual Disability, Church, Christian, Christmas, Christmas Play


Troll Your Friends With Mars In Libra!

Date: 11/12/2015

Mars enters Libra on Thursday. This is an event of no small significance, even though Mars goes around the Zodiac about once every 18 months. One of the reasons this is so significant is that Libra has a reputation for being particularly relationship-oriented... and Mars in Libra is a particularly difficult placement. Mars is thought of as "debilitated" in Libra, because it is opposite Aries, ...

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Julia -- Sesame Street's First Character with Autism

Date: 10/25/2015

[caption id="attachment_37275" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright 2015 Sesame Workshop[/caption]Sesame Street's newest resident is Julia, a green-eyed, orange-haired character with autism. There's already a book about Julia online . It is a wonderful way to teach children not just about autism but about how to think about the best way to communicate with all different kinds of people.

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Interview: Director Morgan Matthews on "A Brilliant Young Mind"

Date: 09/08/2015

Morgan Matthews made a documentary about brilliant teenagers competing in the Math Olympiad, many of whom were on the autism spectrum, and that inspired his feature film, "A Brilliant Young Mind," with "Ender's Game" and "Hugo" star Asa Butterfield. Sally Hawkins plays his mother and Rafe Spall plays his teacher, once a brilliant young mind himself but now bitter over his struggle with multiple ...

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Tribute: Oliver Sacks

Date: 08/30/2015

We mourn the passing of neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, who illuminated the workings of the brain and set an example of grace and compassion that extended to the way he shared his thoughts about his terminal diagnosis . I first learned of his work when I read his book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales , stories about his patients. Those extreme examples ...

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AFI Docs 2015: What I Saw

Date: 06/21/2015

I loved every film I saw at AFI Docs this year, with a wide variety in subject matter and tone. There were intimate, personal stories, and movies about major global figures and forces. And I also saw an eye-popping demonstration of new technology, VIZIO's Ultra HD supporting Dolby Vision. With samples from computer animation to live action, the Reference Series TV, which will be available later ...

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Justice and Mercy

Date: 06/20/2015

As we know, it was God's undeniable sense of justice that demanded that He allow Jesus to be sacrificed on the cross.  However, it was God's mercy that allowed this perfect human to be killed for the sin of all mankind.  While we can do nothing to earn and thereby exact from God forgiveness, we are able to come humbly and ask for forgiveness that can only be given by a merciful Lord. The Messag ...

Related Topics: Mentally Challenged Community, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum, Christian, Faith, Justice, Mercy

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