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Presenting Miss Possibilities, a special beauty pageant for special people
Having produced three Miss Universe winners and a handful of other international beauty queens, the Philippines takes its beauty pageants very seriously. Amid the numerous pageants regularly staged in the country, there’s one that stands out: Miss Possibilities’ contestants are young women with special needs. Touted as the only beauty pageant of its kind in Asia, the...
Why do autistic students have lower graduation rates?
The transition phase is found to be one of the many reasons for lower retention rates despite the availability of every possible resource to help individuals with autism complete their coursework seamlessly. A data highlights 50,000 American autistic adults entering their adulthood each year and few of them are seen to make their way to the...
Role Playing: Actors with Autism Portraying Characters with Autism
I am ready to talk about people with autism performing the roles of people with autism on film and television. When I founded my nonprofit The Miracle Project® offering performing arts for people with autism years ago, I talked a good game about the limitless possibilities for children and young adults of all abilities, but I...
Promise seen in possible treatment for autism spectrum disorder
Human chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome is caused by the absence of about 27 genes on chromosome 16. This deletion is characterized by intellectual disability; impaired language, communication, and socialization skills; and autism spectrum disorder or ASD. Research from the laboratories of Mark Bear at MIT and Jacqueline Crawley at the University of California at Davis, has...