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"The autism bomb hits the mark, and life is never the same again for the person on the autism spectrum or for the family members, educators, doctors and others who provide support."
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Living with Asperger's
"It was right then that I got the diagnosis. It explained everything; why I was good at certain things and completely oblivious to others. What I try to do now is not limit myself because of my Asperger’s, because I actually think my Asperger’s was responsible for the ‘good things’ I have done in my life as well as a whole lot of embarrassing things."
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Parent or Caregiver
"We no longer fight against our son’s differences but embrace them and this way of loving has even taught us to how better accept and love each other as a couple. We still have a long way to go and even more to learn, but I now know that hope has no limit unless I place it there."
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Professional
"Let's experience what their life is like for a day. Our children are in pretty much of a constant state of overload. Your living room is like LAX [Los Angeles International Airport] to your child. They can't recognize patterns the same way we can, so everything that seems predictable and understandable to you and I seems totally unpredictable to our children."
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Educator
"When you follow a child's lead, you join him or her in the inner world. This willingness to join children where they are becomes a shared experience based on mutual trust and opens the door for the child to join your world. Entering the world of the child with autism requires an open mind. You need to leave behind any expectations about how it should go.
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Grandparent or Relative
"When a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the impact is felt beyond the nuclear family. Grandparents, too, cope with grief, search for answers, and try to define their role in this new situation." Learn More.

Advocate
I was told by a state representative that they are terrified by the subject of autism, because it is not quantifiable, not qualifiable, and we can't give them an exact number on how to cure it, solve it, fix it or anything. They don't want to touch it with a ten foot pole. Well, he said that to the wrong person."
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Our mission: to Provide the Opportunity for everyone with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential, by enriching the autism community with education, training, accessible resources, and partnerships with local and national projects. Support from members provide resources to make this possible. Join now and receive discounts from our sponsors and receive a discount on registration for our annual conference.
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US Autism & Asperger Association looks to volunteers for conference registration, coordination of presentations, special fundraising events, and other projects. Your support enhances the quality of life of individuals and their families and caregivers touched by autism spectrum disorders.
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Who we are
US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for Autism and Asperger education, support, and solutions. Our mission: to Provide the Opportunity for everyone with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential, by enriching the autism community with education, training, accessible resources, and partnerships with local and national projects.
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QUICK FACTS
Autism is defined behaviorally, as a syndrome of abnormalities involving language, social reciprocity and hyperfocus or reduced behavioral flexibility. It is clearly heterogeneous, and it can be accompanied by unusual talents as well as impairments, but its underlying biological and genetic basis is unknown. - Martha R. Herbert, MD, PhD


According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in the development of socialization and communication skills.


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