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Category: POV

Autism at all Ages: Tips for Teaching Personal Care

Autism at all Ages: Tips for Teaching Personal Care

Independence in personal care skills is arguably one of the most important skills to teach at any time, but even more so for older people on the spectrum. Often, when it […]

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The Changes to Autism Funding in Ontario

Big changes to autism funding in Ontario hit the news last week, and while it doesn’t really affect the teens or adults, I think it’s worth discussing. The Changes: $333 million […]

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Introducing: Perspiration and Butterscotch

Introducing: Perspiration and Butterscotch

Hello! I’m joining the ranks here on Different is Cool to bring a little flavour from the land of autism and Behaviour Science. I want to connect to those who […]

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Is High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome Associated with High Functioning Brilliance?

Is High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome Associated with High Functioning Brilliance?

Many people known to be diagnosed in the spectrum of autism are brilliant scientists, anthropologists, physicists, mathematicians, and economists. Albert Einstein and Newton were both considered to be “consistent” in […]

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DisC Proudly Supports: RASP Books & An Anthology of Dyslexic Writing

DisC Proudly Supports: RASP Books & An Anthology of Dyslexic Writing

[Image: Famous People with Dyslexia]   Different Is Cool is very excited that our original Patron of Cool, Margaret Atwood, has turned us on to a most worthwhile cause, RASP Books, […]

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DisC Book Recommendation: The Element ~ How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

DisC Book Recommendation: The Element ~ How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

You may be familiar with the work of Sir Ken Robinson – he’s considered the world’s leading thinker on creativity & creative thinking.  He has worked around the world in […]

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Fill In The Blank: What Makes You Different, Makes You ________. [Daredevil Edition]

Fill In The Blank: What Makes You Different, Makes You ________. [Daredevil Edition]

[Photo AP: Swiss highwire acrobat Freddy Nock walks along a 2-inch wide cable car wire more than 10,000 feet above the ground – without a balancing pole, harness or safety […]

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What’s more important: being good-looking or making a societal contribution?

What’s more important: being good-looking or making a societal contribution?

The young woman is instantly recognizable, the gentleman, probably not. The pretty young woman is American reality television star, Kim Kardashian.  Even if you’ve never seen an episode of her […]

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Friendship

Friendship

[“Hawkeye” the dog lies in front of his slain friend’s casket, US Navy Seal Jon Tumilson. Photo: Lisa Pembleton]   You’ve likely seen this widely viewed, poignant image taken on […]

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The OTHER Happiest Place on Earth – Belwood Lodge & Camp

The OTHER Happiest Place on Earth – Belwood Lodge & Camp

Belwood Camp & Lodge [All Photos Courtesy of Belwood Camp]   For a few years now, our brother Edric [an adult with autism] has spent 2 to 3 weeks each […]

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