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January 23, 2014

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USAAA 2014 World Conference

US Autism & Asperger Association will announce the date and location for the USAAA 2014 World Conference February 1st. Watch for the exciting announcement in the USAAA WeeklyNews e-newsletter or visit www.usautism.org.
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US Autism & Asperger Association will announce the date and location for the USAAA 2014 World Conference February 1st.

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Brad Fremmerlid, Man With Severe Autism, Turns Knack For Ikea Assembly Into A Business

Assembling Ikea furniture can be a headache. Complicated instructions, confusing diagrams and stray pieces that don't seem to fit anywhere are a recipe for an emotional meltdown.

But for Brad Fremmerlid, building Ikea furniture is no problem at all.
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So, his dad, Mark Fremmerlid, decided to help his son turn his skill into a business.

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Temple Grandin: 'Half of Silicon Valley's got mild autism'

The story of Temple Grandin, the woman diagnosed with autism at age 2 who went on to earn her doctorate in animal behavior, is remarkable because it is a rarity.

That is, unless you ask her.
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"I'm getting very concerned that some of these kids on the milder end aren't learning skills like how to work and how to keep a job," she said. "These kids need to learn job skills."

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Boca Raton facility provides safety net for adults on autism spectrum

BOCA RATON, Fla - "One, two, three. lets go," is the shout as 20-year-old Zach races to pick up plastic hoops. In between games with his friends he doesn't mind bragging, just a little.
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"This year there will be approximately 250,000 adults with autism graduating from high school," said Dr. Debra Hallow, JARC's executive director. "What happens next?"

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Susan Boyle reveals Asperger's Syndrome diagnosis

Scottish singer Susan Boyle has revealed she has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. The star, who shot to fame after appearing on Britain's Got Talent in 2009, had spent years believing she suffered slight brain damage at birth.
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"I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself."

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USAAA 2014 World Conference

Brad Fremmerlid, Man With Severe Autism, Turns Knack For Ikea Assembly Into A Business

Temple Grandin: 'Half of Silicon Valley's got mild autism'

Boca Raton facility provides safety net for adults on autism spectrum

Susan Boyle reveals Asperger's Syndrome diagnosis


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