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    Rain man is about an intellectual individual named Raymond, who also happens to have autism. Raymond has trouble when using expressive language, making it difficult to participate in a conversation with others. Raymond’s younger brother, Charlie who is an inconsiderate, selfish individual assumes the role of Raymond’s caregiver for money. Charlie never had a relationship with his brother and thought that taking care of Raymond was going to make his life easier because of the money. Taking care…

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    Anti Vaccination Impact

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    The Impact of the Anti-Vaccination Movement On the 10th of September 2016, 54 cases of American citizens having measles, a dangerous yet preventable disease, had been reported. The cause of the disease is only partially due to the Morbillivirus measles virus, and the rest of the blame falls on the anti-vaccination movement. There are those who claim this anti-vaccination propaganda presents a serious threat to our society. Diseases that the scientific community had greatly diminished or…

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    Autism Reflection Papers

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    Surprise Snuggles Over the summer I worked in a group home taking care of children with autism. It was most definitely a learn-on-the-job kind of position, one where you couldn’t be prepared enough outside of the house for. With my big heart and naïve mind, I didn’t know what to expect other than to try my hardest and love these kids who had been abandoned by their parents and families. After about three weeks there, I graduated from the easy 9-year-old girl (who really wasn’t that easy), to a…

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    Autism In Classroom

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    and I will take time to go over schedule before most, if not all, of the activities before we begin them to make sure that the transitions are easier. I will try my best to get a handle on any triggers and prevent negative behavior, because one break down could not only ruin the learning day for the child with autism but for the rest of the class as…

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    The Reveal of the Matured and the Unraveled Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time undergoes psychological and emotional development with his coming-of-age, whereas Ed Boone’s character is unravelled as the author, Mark Haddon intertwines Christopher’s ambition to be independent with Ed’s secretive mannerism. In Vivienne Muller’s published academic journal Constituting Christopher: Disability Theory and Mark Haddon’s, Muller explains that children diagnosed with…

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    information about the past of the family and how it has affected their present lives. House Rules tells the story of a family torn apart by a young man who cannot help but behave the way he does. Jacob is a 19-year-old teenager who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. Asperger’s is characterized as one, impaired social communication and/or interaction. Two, restricted and/or repetitive behaviors. These are all the characteristics one encounters when reading this book. Starting with…

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    article focuses on Tourette’s Syndrome (a neuropsychiatric disorder that affects roughly 1% of the population) and the relationship between increased gamma band activity in the thalamus promoted by deep brain stimulation and inhibition or minimization of tics and/or other symptoms of Tourette’s in both short-term and long-term evaluations. To clarify, tics are involuntary physical or verbal reactions that begin during early childhood and are characteristic of Tourette’s Syndrome. This research…

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    Home Observation Scenarios

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    easily accessible. Within the 30 students, ages range from 5 to 12. To avoid the said chaos, there is a lot of structure and a routine that is implemented. For instance, when students arrive to the program, the first thing they do is put their stuff down on assigned tables and find their assigned seats. After everyone has arrived and attendance has been taken, there is hand washing, snack time, and then homework. Since there are two students diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder at the…

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    In her autobiography, Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism, Temple Grandin shares her candid experience with autism. Readers are able to gain a clearer understanding as to what life is like for someone living with the disability. As well as personal stories from her own life, her nonfictional prose piece contains factual information about autism. However, in the section on education, Grandin does not take the opportunity to write on the findings of professional educators. She feels strongly…

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    Mark Haddon's Passage

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    Mark Haddon’s first adult mystery novel is one of the most interesting and intertwining works to be read. Haddon introduces Christopher Boone, a 15 year old autistic boy, who witnesses the murder of a neighborhood dog, throughout the book Christopher is trying to solve this mystery. As a young adult Haddon worked with Autistic individuals, as a caretaker. So all of the information concerning Christopher is fist hand and quite factual. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark…

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