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Top ten people with autism known today

Fri 08 Apr 2011 10:14am

Link: Top ten people with autism known today

Obviously this is a very US-centric list, but I'm aware of a few of these people, such as John Elder Robinson, Satoshi Tajiri, and Temple Grandin. I thought I'd never heard of the guy at no.1, Daniel Tammet, and then I realised I watched a documentary about him years ago.

What do you think of the list? Is there...

Mike - Former Community Manager

Thomas the Tank Engine Film 02/10/2010 and 3/10/2010 only

Wed 22 Sep 2010 3:36pm

Celebrate 65 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine with Vue Cinemas

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine and his antics, Vue Cinemas are showing a new 60 minute feature called Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue. Show starts at 10.30 on 2 or 3rd of...

Swimming Experiences - Think Tank!

Sat 27 Jun 2015 7:37am

Hello! I am looking for some honest input about your experiences with Swimming and Swimming lessons for individuals with ASD. I am potentially looking to open a Swim School specifically for children with Autism. I have an ABA/VB background working 1-2-1 within home and school settings as a therapist for a number of years. Having learnt to swim myself as an adult, I am now a keen swimmer both within the pool and in open-water environments, competing regularly in races for fun! I...


Is having autism a defense for hacking?

Mon 26 Sep 2011 1:44pm

There was an article in the Huffington Post about this issue and I thought it would be a great one to discuss on here. I sent this out on the social networks and a lawyer replied saying "The answer seems to be, not usually a defence, but it can be powerful mitigation. In less serious cases, every effort should be made to get ASD defendants diverted from...

Mike - Former Community Manager

assassinating donald trump - aspie's alleged attempt

Mon 11 Jul 2016 10:57am

one way to achieve notoriety, i guess : but a high price for perp - and victim (if the attempt is `successful`)!!

...Mr Sandford, who has Asperger's syndrome, could face up to 30 years in prison...

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