Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Antler Luggage: Worth Every Penny

I own an Antler rolling computer bag. It’s definitely on the pricier side, but I’ve found it to be money well spent. For roller bags, you want to be sure the wheels don’t give up before the bag does. I’ve been rolling mine on pavements every weekday for months, and those wheels keep spinning. Why is Antler luggage so durable? Check out this video to find out.

Fitover Sunglasses: Prescription-Free Shades

Many autistics are sensitive to glare, either from the sun or indoor fluorescent lights. If you’re short-sighted, you may not want to pay for a pair of prescription sunglasses on top of your regular specs. Thankfully, you don’t have to. Fitover sunglasses are worn over prescription spectacles, so you only need to change one pair of lenses as your eyesight worsens. Two popular brands are Fitovers and Cocoon.

Remember, April is Autism Awareness Month

 

Autism now affects 1 in 68 U.S. children

Moving Autism Forward by Team TACA

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By Lisa Ackerman

This is the third year in a row the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced new autism rates right before April (1), a month that has been designated as autism awareness month. For years, TACA likes awareness but appreciates ACTION hence why we call this effort #AutismActionApril.

As I have mentioned in previous announcements, if you weren’t worried about autism before, you need to be worried now. Autism now strikes in 1 in 68 children. Back in 1970 this rate was 1 in 10,000.

We have heard the comparisons before: if 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys, 1 in 189 girls) were being kidnapped there would be riots in the streets (thanks Johnathon Shestack for this reference and your work.) Why no response with the alarming increase of autism?

We treasure our children. We do not treasure autism and what it does. Individuals with…

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Some Ideas for Small Spaces

Musical Interlude: Joss Stone – People Get Ready

The Drift Balance Board

Buy it from Quirky.com.

Musical Interlude: Leann Rimes – How Do I Live

I Just Like It: Tissot Tradition T063.610.16.037.00

Made in Britain Directory

If you’re keen on classic British design and craftsmanship, check out Make It British. It’s a great source of information on products made and designed in the UK.

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