• Photo of Quebec barber lying on floor to cut autistic boy's hair goes viral
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    Photo of Quebec barber lying on floor to cut autistic boy's hair goes viral

    Quebec barber Franz Jakob has gone viral after a mom snapped a photo of him lying down to finish cutting her autistic son's hair.

  • Meet Julia, Elmo and Big Bird’s New Muppet Pal With Autism on ‘Sesame Street’
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    Alex Logan

    Meet Julia, Elmo and Big Bird’s New Muppet Pal With Autism on ‘Sesame Street’

    Elmo and Big Bird are getting a new neighbor on Sesame Street: Julia, a muppet with autism. The character was introduced in 2015 in an online-only digital storybook, and she continues with the show’s social-impact program, Sesame Street and Autism. Now Julia will make her debut on the show — live and in the felt — beginning in April.

  • Woman changes flight to help autistic man get home for Christmas
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    Erica Rae Chong

    Woman changes flight to help autistic man get home for Christmas

    Flight changes are often an unpleasant, stressful and ultimately a costly experience, but one woman shared a very different encounter on Facebook that has since gone viral. Shaina Murry was catching a flight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport when she came across a man, known only as Will K., lying on the floor in distress. Unsure of what was wrong, Murry called for medical assistance but after Will repeatedly expressed concern over missing his flight while waiting for the airport’s medical team to arrive, it dawned on Murry that Will was autistic.

  • Autistic 8-year-old pens heartfelt letter asking if autistic fairies exist
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    Erica Rae Chong

    Autistic 8-year-old pens heartfelt letter asking if autistic fairies exist

    If some people have autism, do some fairies have autism too? That’s what 8-year-old Cadence pondered on in a heartfelt letter shared on her blog, I am Cadence. “Dear Fairies, I want to know please, is there an autism fairy?” Cadence writes. “What is her job in fairyland? Can she visit me? I am autism too.” “I will be very gentle and I promise I’m a kind girl and won’t put her in a jar,” she adds. In answer to the young girl’s plea, the ‘Queen Fairy’ penned her own response, which was also shared in the blog post. In it, she explains that there are no autistic fairies. ...