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US Autism & Asperger Association
February 15, 2013

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Sharing my sibling voice on behalf of my brother
A powerful Public Service Announcement by Natalie Palumbo, a high school student

contributed Anne Dachel, Age of Autism

By Natalie Palumbo

I am 18, a senior in high school, and the sibling of an older brother with low verbal autism. I am a visual arts student planning a career in visual effects and computer animation. This Public Service Announcement was made as an assignment for my Media Arts class. We were allowed to choose our subject, so I chose the one most personal to me. My teacher loved it, and encouraged me to share it here. I am grateful to Age of Autism for the information they share, and the opportunity to share my sibling voice on behalf of my brother.

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"If you had a 1 in 88 chance of winning the lottery, would you buy the ticket? If cancer affected 1 in 88 people, would you be concerned then?...Seventy percent of those diagnosed with autism will need lifetime care."

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Tips from teacher who beat autism
USAAA Advisory Board Member Traveling the World

shore[Editor's note: Dr. Stephen M. Shore, EdD serves on the US Autism & Asperger Association advisory board and will present at the USAAA 2013 World Conference in Salt Lake City August 15-18. Dr. Shore travels numerous days throughout the year teaching and presenting around the world. While he is currently in Japan, the following article is from a recent trip to India last month].

Rusha Mukherjee has no friends in school. Her classmates often tease her, some call her "dirty", others even beat her. Her parents are at a loss as schools plead lack of infrastructure to tackle children like Rusha; they worry about her future.

Rusha, who has Asperger syndrome, and her mother shared their story at a round-table meet with autism expert Dr Stephen Shore at the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) last week.

Shore, himself a highly functional autistic, had words of encouragement for the mother and daughter and invaluable tips for special educators and experts from various institutions. Read the entire Story

"My classmates thought I was mad. Some would beat me up. Others considered me dirty. They harassed me so much, that I was glad when my mother changed school," recalled Rusha. The new school proved no better."

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Dr. Shore on looking at comparative approaches while teaching in Kolkata

CLICK HERE or on the photo to view the video presented by Kathleen B Tehrani from Autism Brainstorm in the series, "Where in the World is Dr. Stephen Shore".

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In this issue:

Sharing my sibling voice on behalf of my brother

Tips from teacher who beat autism

Dr. Shore on looking at comparative approaches while teaching in Kolkata


US Autism & Asperger Association hosts the USAAA 2013 World Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 15-18. Exhibitor information will be available next week, registration in March.
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