• Recognizing Autism Signs in Children

    Autism is among the fastest growing neurological disorders. According to conservative estimates, one in every 95 children has the disorder. While the autism signs usually vary among individuals, there are a few common characteristics. These include problem in communicating, doing the same thing repeatedly, avoiding eye contact, and difficulty in communicating and social interaction. First…

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  • Rise in Adult Autism Employment Opportunities

    General awareness about autism spectrum disorder has increased over the years. Diagnosis is taking place early, leading to a faster commencement of therapeutic intervention. The acceptance of autistic children in the mainstream has also increased. But the real problem begins after school and college when autistic people start hunting for jobs. Adult autism employment opportunities…

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  • Assistive Technologies and Uniquely-Abled Employment

    It needs no saying that assistive technologies have dramatically changed the uniquely-abled employment scenario. Several new applications and gadgets are available today that have opened up employment for the uniquely-abled. While assistive technology as a concept has existed for several years now, it’s only recently that there have been major strides in this regard, particularly in the…

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  • A Long Way Towards Being a Country Friendly to Uniquely-Abled Persons

    There are about 2.7 crore uniquely-abled persons living in India. According the Census of 2011, around 2.21 percent of the country’s population is uniquely-abled and that has certainly increased over the past six years. Unlike the West, the uniquely-abled in India are more socially vulnerable because of lack of quality education and barriers in attitude…

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  • Career, Technology and Children with Learning Disabilities

    As adults, our professional life often becomes an integral part of our identity. It becomes a matter of happiness and self-esteem for most of us. The quality of life we lead is often directly influenced by the work we do. From time to time, especially in our late teens, we are often asked about our…

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  • Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism

    Jobs for people with autism should be chosen keeping in mind their strengths. Both low and high functioning people with autism lack short-term working memory. However, they often have better long-term memory compared to most neuro-typical people. Uniquely-abled people usually struggle with multitasking, but at the same time, are visual thinkers. Autism Therapy Methods: Auditory…

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  • The Importance of Autism Education in India

    Autism spectrum disorder in children, is present right from the birth or early stage of development. It affects basic human behaviours like communication and social interaction, imagination, feelings, and establishing relationships with others. Autism education too has emerged as a major lacking area for children affected with the disorder. The exact neurobiological mechanisms behind autism…

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  • What Causes Autism in Children?

    Scientists and experts are still largely uncertain about what causes autism spectrum disorder. There are a combination of several causes, rather than a single cause, that leads to the manifestation of the disorder in children. These include several factors like biological, environmental, and genetics, and set increases the chances of a child to have the…

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  • 3 reasons dogs are best friends with people on the autism spectrum

    The extent of dog-human camaraderie goes up by a notch when autism enters the equation. The neurodevelopmental disorder, while still being a puzzle to many of us, manifests in ways that are completely natural and relatable to our canine friends. Here are 3 common personality traits that bring dogs and individuals with autism closer to…

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  • Can autism apps really help individuals improve their learning abilities?

    The question I have asked in the title has resurfaced following the release of Samsung’s Look At Me. Samsung claims that this app – developed in collaboration with a team of South Korean educationists, health care service providers and multimedia professionals – could help children with autism make better eye contact, recognize facial expressions of…

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