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The Vaccine Epidemic Swarms Around Walt’s Magic Kingdom

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  I’m sure you all have heard of the Measles outbreak stemming from California’s world-famous Disneyland Resort, which I grew up with and learned to love.   Sure this particular issue has been going on for weeks now, and I’ve been following this issue quite closely while working my two jobs.  According to NPR, the Measles Rate at Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom has risen to 98 as of two days ago…shame since the resort’s celebrating it’s big 6-0 this year.  This issue especially angers me as I’ve made several posts regarding the controversy between vaccines and autism, plus creating…

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Milestones…2015 Progress so far! And a speaking gig at an event!

By | acceptance of autism, asperger's syndrome, aspergers, autism, autistic, autistics speak, social, social skills, spectrum, Uncategorized | No Comments

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  I’ve just been crazily busy lately and it’s for some good reasons…I’ll tell you guys all about it below!  On the side, I’ve also revamped my personal portfolio website, MaxLaZebnik.com, so be sure to check it out!  Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed the Superbowl and I’m happy for the Patriots fans but sorry for the Seahawks fans.  I’m personally not a huge fan of sports, so I’m pretty neutral when it comes to football. Anyway, back to the point and I would like to both reflect and contradict how I felt graduating college…

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Biking for Confidence

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As I’ve had my first encounters with the “real world,” searching for “real” careeers, my anxiety has been rising.  Although I’m excited about this big new chapter in my life, like others on the Spectrum, have been fearing “rejection” and judgement more so than “neurotypicals.”  However, I was lucky enough yesterday to be tempted to finally do something I haven’t done in what feels like ages, a bike ride! My heart was racing and my head was numb from throbbing anxiety.  It was such a nice day out and as I felt the need to battle this anxiety and really…

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Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Play at the National Theater in London

By | acceptance of autism, asperger's syndrome, aspergers, autism, autistic, autistics speak, social, social skills, spectrum | 2 Comments

These past two weeks, I’ve been traveling around Europe, going to Berlin, Prague, and London with my family.  I’ve been lucky enough to receive wi-fi at every hotel to be able to write these posts.  But I was lucky to get this opportunity when I was in London… I got to see a showing of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime play at the National Theater in London’s Leicester Square, which was recently adapted from Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel.  I’m posting about this for a very specific reason.  The title character is a teenaged boy with Asperger’s Syndrome….

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Thanks all for being faithful readers! Happy New Years and New Years Resolutions for 2015!

By | acceptance of autism, asperger's syndrome, aspergers, autism, autistic, autistics speak, social, social skills, spectrum, Uncategorized | One Comment

Hi guys and a happy 2015!  To kick off the new year, let’s look back on 2014.  First, I’d like to thank you all for being loyal readers to Autistics Speak!  It was a year with both highs and lows for me personally, but overall a great year with a great start for Autistics Speak!  You all really mean a lot and help make Autistics Speak what it is.  I’ve surpassed my own expectations with this website in the last 6 or 7 short months and could not be more thrilled!  In late May of this year, AS originally started…

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Happy New Years with a big new years treat…WE NOW HAVE A SOCIAL NETWORK!!

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I hope you all are enjoying your New Years’, watching the ball drop and drinking champagne to celebrate 2015!  The first thing I’ll do to kick off the New Year is announce some big news!  1)  We redid the website template!  We felt like a much cleaner, simpler template would be a “refreshing” start and make Autistics Speak a more “relaxing” place to visit.  2)  Even bigger, we now have a SOCIAL NETWORK VIA BUDDYPRESS!!!!!!   You can now log in, start messaging and socializing, add friends, and create groups.  The site now has more interactivity!  If you are already…

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Post-Graduation Anxiety

By | acceptance of autism, accident, adolescent, adult, advocacy, andrew wakefield, animal rights, animals, animated, animation, anti-vaccination, apartment, asperger's syndrome, aspergers, autism, autistic, autistics speak, social, social skills, spectrum | No Comments

I just graduated college and I’m very relieved.  My parents were unbelievably nice to help me celebrate by taking me on my very own trip to Universal Studios Hollywood.  And now, I’m in Berlin with my family on a family vacation to get us all together again before my brother goes back to college for his second semester having fun.  I’m in Berlin and SHOULD be having a blast, but anxiety has been racing through my heart that’s keeping me from enjoying myself. That anxiety is all the determination and angst that I’m thinking right now for when I go…

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A Petition for Positive Change

By | autism, autistic, autistics speak, health, issues, jenny mccarthy, spectrum, vaccines | 2 Comments

On Vaccines ≠ Autism, we have created a petition to stop the vaccine epidemic from spreading!  We have started a polite petition to ask some autism and vaccine organizations to change their stance so that they can accept the true scientific facts that the link has been disproven.  Because parents chose not to vaccinate their children as a result and many small children have died, we can make a change and avert these young deaths by signing the petition and sending it out! You can get to the petition through these links: http://vaccinesdontequalautism.com/getinvolved.html https://www.change.org/p/autism-parents-people-with-asd-parents-of-infectious-diseases-victims-doctors-autism-specialists-vaccines-autism Or directly through the new Vaccines ≠ Autism…

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John Elder Robison- an autism voice- Also in our new forums!

By | acceptance of autism, asperger's syndrome, aspergers, autism, autistic, autistics speak, social, social skills, spectrum, Uncategorized | No Comments

I didn’t realize this until today, but this is officially Autistic Speak’s 50th post since initially launching at the end of May/ Early June of this year! John Elder Robison is an amazing, brilliant individual with Asperger’s Syndrome who wrote an autobiography, Look Me In The Eye, about his life with Asperger’s as a child in the ’60’s.  His younger brother, with the pen name of Augusten Burroughs, wrote a memoir, Running with Scissors, about his life as a child which was adapted into a hit 2006 film under the same name.  Robison just wrote this brilliant, in-depth article called “Fixing Autism Research,”…

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Forums now online!

By | acceptance of autism, asperger's syndrome, aspergers, autism, autistic, autistics speak, social, social skills, spectrum, Uncategorized | One Comment

Big news guys!  After a lack of time of website updates due to tons of schoolwork during my final semester of college, I finally decided it was time to add something big and new to the website.  As this is a social media-based site and hence the name, “Autistics Speak,” I felt it was time to add more social interactivity to the website itself alongside Facebook and Twitter.  So now we have our awesome new Forums, where people whether on the Spectrum or not, can meet each other and connect through their personal experiences and opinions!  I am quite excited…

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