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Employer / Job-seeker Guides

January 24, 2013
Individuals with autism represent a hidden work force that many employers are not aware of and don’t understand. ASD individuals thrive in a structured and well-organized environment, which capitalize on their strengths – accuracy, attention to detail, routine tasks and reliability. The National Autism Society has developed in-depth guide for employers to understand how to […]
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Autism & Employment in Calgary

January 21, 2013
Autism Calgary, Sinneave Family Foundation and The Ability Hub have teamed up to help fund and develop the “With Precision” a pilot program aimed at identifying appropriate jobs and employers and linking them with individuals with Autism. The goal is to create ongoing meaningful employment that is a win win for both the employer and […]
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Autism & Employment

January 17, 2013
According to Autism Society Canada, 200-thousand Canadians are living with an autism spectrum disorder. Some show quite severe symptoms, others hardly any at all. But the chances are you haven’t met any of them at work. It’s not because they can’t handle the work — often it’s because they can’t handle job interviews — or […]
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Disney & Autism

January 11, 2013
London’s West End is offering the first ever autism friendly performance of the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. The performance will have designated quiet areas, reduced jarring sounds and strobe lighting as well as staff trained to understand the needs of autistic children their families and friends. Learn more: http://www.autism.org.uk/News-and-events/News-from-the-NAS/Autism-friendly-performance-of-The-Lion-King.aspx
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Designer Vest & Autism

January 9, 2013
The SnugVest looks just like a sleeveless jacket with a hoodie. However, it has a hand-pump that creates a squeezing effect that can have a calming effect for individuals with Autism. Dr. Sheila Mansell at The Ability Hub notes – “This is an interesting invention and it could be useful when used in conjunction with […]
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Asperger's Only Apply

January 9, 2013
Learn how Auticon is captializing on the analytical and logical thinking of individuals with Aspergers to find flaws in software. Learn more: http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t3#/video/tech/2012/12/07/the-next-list-neri-oxman-weekend.cnn
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Autism Schools in UK

January 7, 2013
Every individual is different. Autism students need individual attention that can be provided at schools with specialized programs for students with autism. Learn more about the Autism Schools and their programs – http://www.autism.org.uk/our-services/education-and-schools/new%20developments.aspx
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Autism & 3D Modeling

January 7, 2013
Check out this story on how the University of Utah has developed a 3D design program focused specifically on teaching individuals with Autism how to use computers for 3D modeling. The program is now 3 years old and students have not only learned how to use programs like Sketch-Up but also have improved their confidence […]
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Mind The Gap

December 13, 2012
The ability to reach one’s destination is an aspect of life often taken for granted. Aside from occasional traffic jams, car payments or the irritation of a crowded bus, typical individuals are able to move about freely, easily, efficiently and safely. Meeting the very basics of human need revolve around one’s ability to reach the […]
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"We're All Different" music video

December 13, 2012
Autism doesn’t hold back Northern Irish Rapper Ryan Larmour (aka W.A.D.) whose video “We’re All Different” expresses how all our brains are wired differently. Read more: http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/17-year-old-launches-music-video-to-raise-awareness-of-autism.aspx
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Work Programme not working in UK…

December 11, 2012
National Autistic Society in UK takes government to task for the failure of their Work Programme in helping people with disabilities (including Autism) with training and getting jobs. Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/people-with-autism-are-ready-to-work–but-this-programme-isnt-helping-8390441.html
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Blood tests for autism…

December 11, 2012
While still in the early development stage, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have develop a blood-test to accurately predict autism. Clinical trials begin in early 2013. Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/06/a-blood-test-for-autism/
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Emergency Alert Identification Cards

December 4, 2012
Identity cards aimed at helping disabled people in cases of emergency are on the way. Emergency responders sometimes struggle to obtain important information when trying to quickly offer assistance. “This much-needed resource will bring peace of mind to the families we work with,” said Sharon Nagel of the Ability Hub and the police advisory board […]
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Mice & Autism

November 22, 2012
McGill and University of Montreal researches have identified crucial link between protein synthesis and autism which could lead to new therapeutic opportunities for humans. Read more: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2012/11/new-hope-for-understanding-autism-spectrum-disorders/
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Autism in 1961

November 22, 2012
Lean about how the familly home schooled their child and others in the ’60s. Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/17/autism-education-saskia-baron-brother?CMP=twt_gu
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