Connecting autistic workers with tech jobs

April 29, 2013
Jamie Smith Hopkins at the Baltimore Sun profiles an innovative new program in the state of Maryland that seeks to “[connect] participants with autism and Asperger’s syndrome to tech jobs that put strengths — such as logical thinking and a high ability to focus — to good use” Data entry is repetitive and hard to […]
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Teen Girls Photography Club

April 27, 2013
We are offering a six week fun photography class for Teen girls with ASD (Age 12-18) in conjunction with the Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary. View the event posting for more information.
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Life Skills Workshop Video

April 25, 2013
Learn about techniques for determining the critical life skills for your child and tools to teach those skills.Learn more: http://theabilityhub.org/workshops/teaching-critical-life-skills-video
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ASD & High-Tech Jobs

April 23, 2013
Learn more about how ASD adults can use their hyper-focus ablity to thrive in High-Tech jobs. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/22/177452578/young-adults-with-autism-can-thrive-in-high-tech-jobs
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Hiring the disabled: It’s not charity, it’s just good business!

April 15, 2013
On June 6 and 7, over 250 parents, professionals, employers and individuals met at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park to discuss how to create more job opportunities for people with Autism.  People heard over and over again “there is no downside to hiring people with disabilities!” Whether it was Randy Lewis, former […]
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Alberta Great Kids Award: David Wilson

April 15, 2013
Global News in Edmonton reports on how the Alberta government’s “Family Support Program for Children with Disabilities” helped the Wilson family with a son on the spectrum. http://globalnews.ca/news/464640/edmonton-teen-not-letting-autism-hold-him-back/
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Autism Whole-Body Disorder

April 10, 2013
Learn more about latest research and case studies on ASD as a whole-body-disorder. Note: You will have to sign up for ISSU to read this document. http://issuu.com/treatingautism/docs/medical_comorbidities_in_autism_spectrum_disorders
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Regina's ASD Employment Stories

April 8, 2013
CTV news in Regina profiled how three young adults on the spectrum have become valuable employes for Great West Life, Bayer Crop Science and Saskatchewan government. Learn how Paul, manages 800,000 files on his own for GWL without making a mistake. Learn more: http://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=894534&binId=1.1165847&playlistPageNum=1
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Autism matters – to everyone

March 26, 2013
OTTAWA, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ – People on the autism spectrum stand out: they are different in how they act, how they move, and how they respond to others. Whether they are your child, your colleague or your student, from infants to adults, they may have both extreme difficulties and extraordinary achievements. In many ways, […]
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20-Somethings & Autism

February 25, 2013
Learn more about Our Place programs aimed at helping ASD individividuals transition from school to life on their own: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/March-2013/When-Autistic-Children-Are-Children-No-More/index.php?cparticle=1&siarticle=0#artanc
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Apply for a Scholarship from The Ability Hub

February 21, 2013
The Ability Hub is pleased to offer two scholarships in honour of Dr. Fraser Mustard and Mr Richard Haskayne. Both $5000 scholarships are now available. For more information and to apply, please visit the Scholarships section.
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Charles Adler – The Cost and Care of Autism

February 21, 2013
Radio Show host, Charles Adler, discusses the challenges of caring for an adult with Autism.  Charles speaks with Herb Emery, professor at the University of Calgary, about the economics of meeting the special needs for adults on the spectrum. Listen to this radio show segment below:
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Autistic Adults & Jobs

February 19, 2013
Autism adults are now being trained for jobs as prep chefs at Outback Steakhouse, shelf stockers as CVS/Pharmacy and baristas at SARRC coffee shops. Learn more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/20120501phoenix-center-links-autistic-adults-jobs.html
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Autism Myths & Facts

February 14, 2013
The Society for Autism in the UK has developed a comprehensive list of myths and corresponding facts about Autism. Learn more: http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/myths-facts-and-statistics/myths-and-facts.aspx
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Interagency Meeting: Explore Capacity Building for Employment

February 12, 2013
Please join us to continue our conversation and discussion about how we can collaboratively enhance employment and vocational skills training opportunities in our community.  Date: February 26, 2013Time:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. For more information, please visit the Interagency Meeting: Explore Capacity Building for Employment and Vocational Skills for individuals with ASD event listing.
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