We Deserve A Fighting Chance!

April 12, 2015

“He will never be able to live a happy, healthy and successful life,” they said. “He will never be able to take care of himself, pursue a higher education or become gainfully employed,” they said. Well how wrong they all were. As in “they” and “all” I am talking about all of the so called […]

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Its Great to be an FAU OWL!

November 20, 2014

Hey everyone I am so sorry that I haven’t had the opportunity to update my blog in such a long time! I have been going through a tremendous amount of emotional and psychological despair. You would think that would be more of a reason to update my blog, but I am the type of person […]

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Navigating College with Autism: Great News! An "A" On My Process Analysis Essay

February 10, 2010

I have some great news to announce! On my Process Analysis Essay for English class, I recieved an A! That grade shows that I do have the ability to get an A on a college paper. At the end of the day, it just comes down to me really applying myself. My mom helped out by […]

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Navigating College With Autism – Working Hard On My Research Paper!

November 30, 2009

I am currently working on a research paper which is on a comparison/contrast movie review. The movie I decided to do it on is Slumdog Millionaire, since it won the Academy Award for best picture of the year in 2008. I have done an extensive amount of research for this paper. You are required to […]

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Autism: The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Intervention

November 20, 2009

Autism is defined as a severe developmental disorder that begins at birth. Autistic children look perfectly normal in appearance; however, they typically engage in disturbing and confusing behaviors. For many years autism was considered to be very rare. Now 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism. Boys also outnumber girls four to one. I […]

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Tutoring Help From TRIO Grant Program

November 6, 2009

I feel very privileged to have such an outstanding math tutor. She has a tremendous amount of knowledge about all of the different algebraic concepts. The Trio tutoring program is a great program for students with disabilities. It is so nice to have such a knowledgeable one-on-one tutor free of charge. I cannot emphasize enough […]

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College as an Autistic Student – My First Month

September 23, 2009

I have some very good news to share with you all:  My first month of college has gone extremely well overall.  I have officially transitioned into a college student psychologically and emotionally. The first couple weeks is all about getting used to your classes and becoming familiar with what the campus has to offer. It’s […]

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Growing Up With Autism – My Story

September 9, 2009

I was diagnosed with PDD (within the Autism spectrum disorder) at the age of 4. I am very thankful that my mom got me the help I needed at an early age. I remember having trouble socializing and struggling with my hand eye coordination at this age, which was during the time I was enrolled […]

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Introduction – A College Student with Autism

September 8, 2009

My name is Matt. I’m 18 years old and just starting college, which is wildly exciting considering my early childhood diagnosis of PDD (pervasive developmental delay within the autism spectrum). This is the first of what I hope will be many interesting and insightful blog posts. My intention is to be as honest and forthcoming […]

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