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May 2015


Inc.com Highlights Entrepreneurs Employing Adults with Autism

The majority of adults with autism are unemployed, yet have great potential to make a positive impact in the workplace across many fields. Inc.com highlights the entrepreneurs working to solve this problem and asks them to share their experiences and the lessons they’ve learned employing individuals on the spectrum. May 27, 2015 The majority of adults with autism are unemployed, yet have great potential

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A Teacher Shares How Autism Inclusion Transformed Her Classroom

On my caseload, four of my students have been diagnosed with autism. One student, with severe autism, has had a difficult school year. Being nonverbal, he may act out when unable to communicate or we don’t understand. Lauren Nicole is a special education teacher in Berkeley, CA. She teaches at a school that practices inclusion. She shared her story with Autism Speaks: On my

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9 Things You Might Not Have Known About Autism

Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. In that vein, we created the shareable graphics below to help educate others about autism and its effects. May 18, 2015 Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into

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Families Needed to Make Autism Genome Research ‘Patient-centric’

Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation has pioneered how families and researchers can collaborate to advance personalized treatment of autism Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation has pioneered how families and researchers can collaborate to advance personalized treatment  Guest post by Geraldine Bliss (left with son), chair of the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation’s Research Support Committee, and Megan O’Boyle (right with daughter), principle investigator of the foundation’s Data Network. Phelan-McDermid syndrome

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Autism Study Associates Self-Care Skills with Success in Adulthood

Daily living skills prove more important than autism symptoms, language or IQ when it comes to employment and life satisfaction Daily living skills prove more important than autism symptoms, language or IQ when it comes to employment and life satisfaction May 13, 2015 Researchers tracking children with autism into middle adulthood have found that the single most-important predictor of success is the mastery of

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