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Nebeker<br /> 18 Mindfulness in Adults with Autism<br /> Spectrum Disorders 38<br /> By Annelies Spek, Ph.D.<br /> 24 Creating a Full Life with Autism<br /> By Chantal Sicile-Kira and 42<br /> Jeremy Sicile-Kira<br /> COVER <a title="AutismAdvocate_Fall2012_Final_hi-res page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d9e78af9?page=1"> AUTISMAdvocate FALL 2012 • Vol. 62, No. 1 • www.a</a> <a title="AutismAdvocate_Fall2012_Final_hi-res page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d9e78af9?page=2"> </a> <a title="AutismAdvocate_Fall2012_Final_hi-res page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d9e78af9?page=3"> FeAtures 8 A Diagnosis of Autism is not a Prognos</a> <a title="AutismAdvocate_Fall2012_Final_hi-res page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d9e78af9?page=4"> Message from the Board Chair I I hope you</a> <a title="AutismAdvocate_Fall2012_Final_hi-res page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d9e78af9?page=5"> SAVE THE DATE! 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