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We recently had the privilege of attending the Iowa State University People to People Career Fair, where we met some great young people exploring career opportunities in behavioral health. This post will answer some of the most common questions we received, explore the field of 
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We’re breaking down some of the common myths and misconceptions about Autism. MYTH: Autism is a mental illness.FACT: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder developed in a child’s brain before they are born. MYTH: Everyone with Autism is the same.FACT: Autism is a 
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Everyone loves Valentine’s Day, right? The elementary memories of stressing about which Valentine to give to your classmates, which cutesy saying might not embarrass us… Our children with ASD may feel those pressures and anxieties amplified. Valentine’s Day brings multiple potential triggers for our friends 
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Socialize with other Autism parents, enjoy some laughs, eat a delicious catered dinner, and walk away with a fun giveaway! Can’t make it due to childcare needs? No worries, Fi & Friends have you covered! Kids can be dropped off (in the same building) with 
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Winters in the Midwest are crazy, right? One week it’s 30 degrees with dry, but frozen, ground. The next we’re 15 inches deep in snow with a -32 windchill. The big question that seems to pop up every time we get snowed in is how 
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All funds raised through Steps for Autism stay in Minnesota to make a positive local impact within the autism community. Steps for Autism’s resource fair is the primary reason many participants come to this annual event. Individuals, families, businesses, and community groups are encouraged to 
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This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Devon Price, Dr. Paula Kluth, and Lydia Dawley, as well as breakout sessions tailored for all audiences including autistics, family members, educators, and professionals. Visit the AuSM Shop, gather information from key autism exhibitors, and spend your conference days networking and learning 
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Join Fi & Friends for their 2nd annual Autism Resource Fair. A safe and inclusive space designed to connect autistic individuals, families, and educators with community resources and support. About Fi & Friends Fi & Friends is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit located headquartered in Des 
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This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities. Experience our Minnesota Journeys gallery, temporary exhibits, the Touch & See Lab, and a brief planetarium show at 8:45 am—all with lowered lighting, quieter sounds, and fewer 
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“Sensory Seekers” is a phrase used to describe those whose sensory system craves more input than the average person. It’s a common trait in children with sensory processing disorders like ASD or ADHD. Sensory-seekers are often drawn to stimuli like loud noises, bright lights, fast 
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