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Recap of Geneva Centre for Autism 2010 International Symposium – Part 2: A Message of Unconditional Love

Recap of Geneva Centre for Autism 2010 International Symposium Part 2: A Message of Unconditional Love

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Recap of Geneva Centre for Autism 2010 International Symposium – Part 1: Remembrance

Recap of Geneva Autism 2010 Symposium Part 1: Remembrance

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Breast Cancer and Sexuality: A Few Resources

Breast Cancer and Sexuality: A Few ResourcesLooking for information on breast cancer and advice on sex and intimacy? Here are a brief list of links and resources.

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Bullying issues exist for LGBT youth with disabilities, too.

Bullying issues exist for LGBT youth with disabilities, too.There has been a rise in media coverage and celebrity campaigns on the serious issue of anti-gay bullying, and the awareness is all worth applauding for.  But what about the individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning and have an ASD or other developmental disability?

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The “Idiot Law”: A Brief History of Michigan Marriage Discrimination Against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Interested in the topic of marriage and disability rights?  You'll want to know a little history on Michigan's "Idiot Law", which (until 9 years ago) stated if you have a developmental disability, or even institutionalized briefly, walking down the aisle would be considered a felony.  And that also applied to getting frisky.

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Interview in NBC4 Ohio’s “The Autism Puzzle” Newsletter and possible TV appearance!

I finally received a digital copy of an interview Dave and I did for our friend Simon and the folks over at OCALI for the June 2010 Edition of "The Autism Puzzle", powered by NBC4 (Ohio NBC News affiliate) and the Autism Society of America...

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Are you there, World? It’s me, ASD Female.

Are you there, World? It's me, ASD Female.

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Can individuals with ASDs enjoy spontaneous sex?

According to a number of sex experts, magazine columnists, and the vast majority of the sexually active population, there is a beauty to spontaneity, and claim it is essential to keep sex spontaneous in order to make intimacy more exciting and enjoyable.  Tell that to an autistic individual, or someone who works with or dates an autistic individual, and chances are you’ll get a very different take on the matter.

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The scientific analysis of a romantic scene

Traditional scenes for romance -- walking on the beach, looking out on the lake, watching the stars, or watching a movie from a living room couch -- is all about "enjoying the moment", right?  So why do some individuals replace these "moments" with discussions on scientific analysis, historical facts, and other unromantic topics?

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Uniting The ASD and LGBT movement

In the LGBT community, there are tremendous resources, support networks, and established organizations which promote advocacy and awareness.  The same goes to the autism community.  But what about the amount of resources, support, and established organizations for autistic individuals in the LGBT community? What about an opportunity to collaborate?

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