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From artist and AA, Sydney Edmond: "My Zelensky painting is now available in my little RedBubble store. You can get a Zelensky pin or shirt and wear it to show your support for Ukraine. Or a scarf. I am eager to put on my Zelensky shirt. Glory to Ukraine!"

Check out Sydney's art here.

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Vanessa Gill, CEO of Social Cipher, announced their collaboration with #calmstrips, sensory stickers. The Social Cipher Collection includes a 5 Calm Strips Pack of Ava’s Constellation AND a free BONUS Calm Strip of Ava + Mup! Check it out here

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Upcoming Event: International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2022 Annual Meeting, May 11 - 14, Austin, Texas, USA.

INSAR 2022 is a hybrid event, held both virtually and in-person. Online registration opens May 9. Click here for more information.

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Author and national speaker, Kerry Magro, just published Autistics on Autism: Stories You Need to Hear About What Helped Them While Growing Up and Pursuing Their Dreams.

This best seller is now available here.

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Live Event: Friday 10th June, 2022

Professor Tony Attwood and Dr. Michelle Garnett will be presenting a webinar on “Understanding and Supporting Nonverbal Autism.” Register here.

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Check out this blog post:

Spring Activities for Children With Disabilities by Birth Injury Justice Center. Read about fun activities to do outside with your kiddos, and why it's so important.

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June 18th is Autistic Pride Day

Celebrate neurodiversity around the world with others in the autism community.

#AutisticPrideDay

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AANE Webinar

Driving with Autism - Five Things Your Driving School Won’t Teach You

June 21, 2022, 7:00-8:30pm ET, $25

Get more information and register here.

Gay Pride Celebrations

Celebrate Pride Month and Summer!

 

Check out Autism Society's June resource list. You'll find links to LGTBQ+ resources and autism-friendly summer activities.

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New book release!

Want to learn how to become a social ninja? Check out Jeffrey Jessum's newest book: Social Detective Academy: How to Become a Social Detective and Solve Social Mysteries Like a ProGet your copy here.

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Do you feel love in the air? 

 

Netflix's "Love on the Spectrum U.S." has debuted! And contributing author, Dr. Kerry Magro, is one of the show's autism consultants.

 

#LoveOnTheSpectrumUS

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Do you or someone you know need visual support understanding the war between Russia and Ukraine?

Download these free resources from Autism Society: Understanding the Russia/Ukraine War & Anxiety Around the Russia/Ukraine War.

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Coming of Age Across the Spectrum

(US Autism Association Summit)

Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10:00 am-10:00 pm ET

Learn from world-renowned experts how to support your autistic teen or young adult as they prepare for post-high school transitions. Learn more here.

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AANE College Panels with College Professionals and Autistic College Grads

July 13, 2022, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm ET: College Consultants and Directors of Student Services Explain What Autistic Individuals Need to Know About College

July 20, 2022, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm ET: Autistic College Graduates Share Their Journey and Secrets for Success

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July is Disability Pride Month

Learn more about the history of Disability Pride Month and discover how you can celebrate it this year. 

#disabilitypride

Digital Animator

For the young adult on the spectrum who's interested in a career in animation, visual effects, 3D gaming, or other digital arts:

 

Check out Summer Workshops by Exceptional Minds. Session 1 starts June 20 so look at the course descriptions now!

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Could virtual reality be the future for working on social skills for children with autism?

Check out this article in The New York Times that discusses the possibility that we will see this sooner than we thought.