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Horses Definitely Go to Heaven

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Every young girl who has owned a horse will tell you that horses are steadfast guardians of secrets whispered into necks and manes.

Autism Without Fear: Advice for Young, Autistic Authors

Michael John Carley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Michael John Carley

A few of us have been at this "'notable person on the spectrum writes book'-thing" for some time. And whether it's me, Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Jerry Newport, John Elder Robison, or Donna Williams...etc. I'm going to guess that we all, as oldsters, see a tremendous number of young, next-gen spectrumites who are writing, or who are seeking to write books about what life is like on the autism spectrum.

The Most important Pet and Planetary Advice You'll Read This Year

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Green
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

My Top three ways to save your pets and save the world. At my clinic I see a different person nearly every 20 minutes. I am often impressed by my cli...

Autism Without Fear: Don't Get TOO Excited About Autism Employment Initiatives

Michael John Carley | Posted 03.02.2016 | Parents
Michael John Carley

Over the last five years, many new non-profits (and for-profits with consciences) have formed to answer the 75-85% unemployment rate endured by adults...

We Are All Dandelions

Michaela Haas | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michaela Haas

This month is Mental Health Awareness Month. To me, it's a month where we celebrate our differences and uniqueness. For my book Bouncing Forward: Tran...

Making Lemonade

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

In a collection of six short stories he compiled and called "after the quake," Haruki Murakami describes the lives of six random people in the immediate aftermath of the 1995 earthquake that killed 6,434, injured 43,792, and displaced 310,000 citizens of the city of Kobe, Japan.

Autism Without Fear: Schools Need to Bring Back Skilled Trades--A Conversation With Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Michael John Carley | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Michael John Carley

"Many kids on the autism spectrum love to build things with Legos. When I was little, if it could be made from paper, tape, and cardboard, it got built. At age three, I had no speech, but lots of therapy and excellent teachers helped me be successful."

Awakenings

Francis Levy | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Oliver Sacks the prominent neurologist who recently died, wrote about his own prosopagnosia which is the inability to recognize faces. But it was curious that he had an extraordinary ability to recognize and empathize with the conditions of his patients.

Rumer Willis, Autism, and "The Odd Way Home"

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.08.2016 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

As happens so often in life, writer/director Rajeev Nirmalakhandan fell into creating a movie named The Odd Way Home quite by accident. A colleague who'd been engaged to produce a film on autism was unable, so she suggested it to him.

Hollywood and Asperger's

Alex Simon | Posted 03.12.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

The world would not be the same without them. I think we should focus on understanding and supporting these people rather than ostracizing and mocking them." That said, here are some of the best films dealing with Asperger's

5 Life Lessons From Moms Who've Been There, Done Autism

Julie M Green | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Julie M Green

We're always told to look to our elders for advice. We're supposed to take it firsthand from those who've "been there, done that." But when you have a child with autism, it often feels like you're making your way through an endless dark tunnel with no Yoda to guide you.

Do You Know Your Dog's Emotional IQ?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

I believe that training isn't about dominance and control; it's about parenting and responsibility. Parents direct children, children listen (most of the time) and feel safer when they have a good role model at the helm. Training boils down to teaching our human language as a second language to dogs.

Women in Business: Jennifer Parke, Executive Creative Director, Tiny Rebellion

Laura Dunn | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

As the Executive Creative Director of Santa Monica based, positive change ad agency, Tiny Rebellion, Jennifer Parke helps purpose-led companies disrup...

The Emotional Life of Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Image from Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training by Sarah Hodgson, Wiley and Sons 2006 I'm a big fan of Temple Grandin. I think she has done more to e...

The Kids Will Be Alright: 'Beating' Autism

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

If "hope" was a drug, the worst addicts would be parents. Proof came in a recent New York Times Magazine cover story, "The Kids Who Beat Autism," whic...

Macrina Cooper-White

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Temple Grandin On How To Thrive With Autism

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.29.2014 | Science

At the age of three, Temple Grandin could barely get out a full sentence and doctors diagnosed her with autism, advising her parents that she should b...

Compelling New Children's Book With Autistic Heroine

Henry Miller | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Henry Miller

Acclaimed children's book author Sara Hoagland Hunter has written a captivating and compelling new book with an unusual twist -- its heroine is autistic.

18 Things I've Learned Now That My Son With Autism Is Turning 18

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Once your child is diagnosed with autism, you find out who your real friends are, and who the staunchest allies in your family are.

Hey, Mr Gates...How about Some Technology 4 the Rest of Us

Steve Young | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Steve Young

Are those with brains much larger than I could lift, even before the arthritis kicked in, applying their facilities where aging humankind would benefit the most?

Wrangling Words

Sharon Hoge | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Renowned as host of the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko, Nevada, is a former railroad byway that has transformed itself into a "can do" town of casinos, covered wagons, Basque heritage, and Western verse.

5 Things We All Need to Learn From Temple Grandin

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Maria Rodale

Photo: (cc) Steve Jurvetson/Flickr I recently had the great pleasure of hearing Temple Grandin speak at the Ecofarm conference in California. She is r...

Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.

Factory Farms of the Future: Part I

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

The future of animal agriculture can be summed up in a single sentence by, appropriately, a science fiction writer. "The future is already here," said William Gibson, "it's just not very evenly distributed."

'Suffering' as a Guiding Principle for Raising Livestock

Bob Comis | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

I eat meat, and I raise animals to slaughter and butcher for their meat. So, in spite of the fact that measuring suffering is fraught, I use it as one of my guiding principles for providing a high level of animal welfare.

Wynona Winters: How Dorper Sheep Changed the Way She Ranches

Dark Rye | Posted 11.09.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

"I've been a rancher since I was a little bitty girl," Wynona Winters says. "My grandfather and grandmother were ranchers, and my daddy was a rancher, and I married a rancher. I'm 77. Ranching is my love. I think you have to love ranching to do it."