Monthly Archives: October, 2014

What is Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD or NVLD)?

Nonverbal Learning Disability explained by psychologists Jessica Broitman, Ph.D and Jack Davis, Ph.D, and learning specialist, Kitty Lindow, M.Ed.

My Life with Aspergers: Daniel Wendler at TEDxUniversityofArizona

Very lucid account of growing up with Aspergers by Daniel Wendler, author of a useful online guide to social skills at improveyoursocialskills.com/, also available in Kindle.

Karen Willis: My Life Journey With Autism is Now Available

Karen Willis takes you on a journey into her life with Autism. She shares the struggles and triumphs of her childhood from her difficulties relating to other children to the discovery of her great gift for swimming. Karen explains in her own words what it was like for her to deal with bullying in school when she couldn’t explain clearly what was going on, and how she came to have a passion for helping others with disabilities to have a better life … Karen enjoys competing in swimming with Special Olympics, and has represented her state at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Nebraska. [Quote from book blurb on Amazon.com]

Karen Willis (My Journey and Life with Autism)

I wanted to let all of you know that my book My Life Journey With Autism is now available on Amazon.com, Createspace.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, and where books are sold. My Life Journey With Autism takes you on a journey into what’s like to live everyday life with autism. Please tell everyone that you know about my book and when you order your copy online, please leave a review. My book trailer for My Life Journey With Autism is on Youtube for anyone to check out and feel free to leave a comment.

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Autism Sensory Overload Simulation

If you’re not autistic but would like to know what autism feels like, here’s a little taste, a video simulation of sensory overload, put together by an autistic person.

The NVLD Movie – Question #1

Sonetta Duncan is a filmmaker currently working on a documentary in which she posts questions on her blog for people with NLD, and they upload their answers as video messages on YouTube, for possible inclusion in the documentary.

Geneticist Wendy Chung: Autism — What We Know (And Don’t Know Yet)

Good Cold Weather Gear: Wool Felt Jackets

Many autistics are sensitive to changes in temperature. That can be a problem in colder seasons and climates, when you’re constantly moving between the warm indoors and the freezing outdoors, alternatively sweating and shivering. I’ve found a wool felt jacket to be the most comfortable outerwear for such times. Felt is made by pressing fibres together, not by weaving. As a result, warm air is trapped between the fibres, while moisture (such as perspiration or rain) evaporates easily through them. Felt is also a relatively light material, which helps with comfort too.

A.P.C. Gray Wool Felt Bomber Jacket

3D Printing is Cool

Marvel Joins National Bullying Prevention Month With Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, The Hulk and More

Legion of Leia

This October Marvel is joining STOMP Out Bullying with a number of variant covers for their titles Rocket Raccoon #4, Guardians of the Galaxy #20, Avengers #36,Inhuman #7, Hulk #7, Captain America #25, Legendary Star-Lord #4. This is all to support National Bullying Prevention Month, something that has been on everyone’s mind even more after the awful events of last week.

Ross Ellis, founder and Chief Executive Officer of STOMP Out Bullying stated, “We are privileged to join forces with Marvel Entertainment on this critically important bullying and cyberbullying prevention campaign. Bullying and cyberbullying have reached epidemic proportions, with one out of every four kids being a victim. And bullying transcends race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation; in fact, some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes were themselves bullied as kids and teens. But just as Spider-Man, Captain America, and Marvel’s many other Super Heroes were able to triumph and go on to combat evil, so can every…

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One Reason Why We Burn Out

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