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    How to Promote Independent Living among Differently-Abled Adults

    Caring for a uniquely-abled person could be all-consuming. It usually takes its toll both emotionally and physically. While it can be hard to extract time and energy to make uniquely-abled adults more independent, the efforts are definitely worthwhile. Taking Inclusive Education for Uniquely-Abled Children Forward A sense of frustration among caregivers often gives a feeling…

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    Autism Education for Those on the Spectrum

    Good teachers can help children with autism spectrum disorder achieve success in life. Autism and education is an important domain in the management of the disorder. If a child is placed in a structured environment with experienced teachers, then he/she can grow much like their neurotypical peers. Be Cautious of Non-Evidence-Based Autism Treatment Each child…

  • in: EMPLOYMENT  | 

    Jobs for People on the Spectrum and their Need for Employment

    Less than half of the people who have autism spectrum disorder are gainfully employed. Even those who manage to land a job are often placed in positions that are much below their professional and educational qualifications. Autism jobs, in most cases, fail to do justice to the full potential of the person on the spectrum….

Adults with Autism: Adding Diversity to Hiring

Autism spectrum disorder, in popular culture, has come a long way since Rain Man. Autism, today, is nearer to adorable geniuses like Jim Parson in The Big Bang Theory, Or Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of Sherlock. Changing perception about adults with autism is implying an intellectual benefit. But will the perception manage to…

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  • Opening Up Autism Employment Opportunities

    When it comes to employment, people with autism spectrum disorder cut a sorry figure. It is estimated that only 16% of those with autism are employed in any full-time work. While not all autistic people will be able to find work because of obvious reasons, they are many who sincerely want a job that reflects…

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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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  • A toast to the good work for autism

    In a recent dinner party at the Pind Restaurant in Kingston, NJ, mobile application development firm WebTeam Corporation recognized the cream of the crop from the local autism community and thanked them for their outstanding contribution to the society. Winner of the Verizon Powerful Answers Award, WebTeam Corporation develops various educational apps for children and…

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  • Andover boy to celebrate special birthday, courtesy Facebook

    Little did the parents of Logan Pearson, 11, imagine that they would get an overwhelming response to just a Facebook post seeking blessings on the occasion of their autistic son’s upcoming birthday on February 24. Logan has so far spent 11 birthdays rather unceremoniously, with no splendor of parties, cakes and candles. But his 12th…

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  • 5 Ways to Encourage Communication with Nonverbal Autistic Children

    There are a seemingly endless number of children who can’t communicate their wants by speaking. These nonverbal autistic children have to struggle all through their lives to communicate properly. It’s often a mounting challenge for parents and educators to teach communication skills to these children. Communicating with nonverbal autistic children If you have an autistic…

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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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  • Sunrise swimmers to swim for autism awareness

    The Sunrise Swim Team is all set to hold the maiden “Autism Swims” event at the Sunrise Civic Center Aquatics Complex on March 29, just ahead of the Autism Awareness Month. Led by Diego Avellaneda, a member of the Team since 2008, the event is expected to raise awareness about the benefits of swimming for…

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  • An enigmatic blend: Autism associated with synesthesia

    Perhaps we now know the answer with a wee bit of certainty as to why some individuals with autism have prodigal talents in offbeat areas of interest. A recent study suggests that people with autism are more likely to be synesthetic than those without. Synesthesia is a neurological singularity in which multiple senses merge into…

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