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Autism Resources and Community (ARC)

Autism & Transitions

Autism & Career Options

Top Work Places Supporting Adults with Autism

Individuals with autism too often have been underrepresented and discriminated against in employment. A 2017 report from Drexel University found that only 14 percent of adults with autism held paid jobs in their communities. Another study found that employment rates for people on the spectrum were about 25 percent lower than those for people with other disabilities. Qualified autistic job seekers are being turned away: 45 percent of adults on the spectrum were over educated for the job they were performing. Of the 35 percent of autistic adults with college degrees, only 15 percent are employed.

Updated on 10/23/18 10:00 AM

Updated by Emma Shanahan on 10/23/18 10:00 AM

Autism & Transitions

First Person Autism

Young Adulthood on the Spectrum: An Interview with a Friend


Updated on 10/22/18 8:40 PM

Updated by Emma Shanahan on 10/22/18 8:40 PM

Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities

Autism Technology

Choosing iPad Apps for Children with Autism

The explosion of apps available on tablets like the iPad has been an exciting opportunity for children with autism. It may come as no shock to parents and educators that in general, children with autism prefer and are more engaged during app-based interventions than traditional interventions. And while in the past some have feared that technology could lead to social isolation, a recent study found that a group of children with autism spoke more sentences per minute together while using iPad apps than without iPads.

Updated on 10/14/18 3:10 PM

Updated by Emma Shanahan on 10/14/18 3:10 PM

Inclusive Education

Autism & Transitions

Autism and Physical Spaces

Inclusion Toolkit: Top Ten Products to Accommodate Students with Autism in the Classroom

The beginning of a new school year can be a difficult time for some children with autism. Shifting from the comfort of home to an environment packed with loud voices, stiff chairs, slamming doors, and a new structure can trigger anything from distraction and discomfort to full meltdowns.

Updated on 8/19/18 12:56 PM

Updated by Emma Shanahan on 8/19/18 12:56 PM

About Autism

Early Childhood Education

Inclusive Education

Does My Student Have Autism? A Guide for Teachers

It’s a couple months into the school year. The kids in your class know where to put unsharpened pencils, how to ask to go to the bathroom, and what to expect day to day. You have a strong sense of each child’s personality, strengths, and weaknesses. And you’ve noticed which students are not flourishing in the typical classroom structure and need specialized attention. But what do you do if you suspect your student has autism, and they don’t have an IEP?

Updated on 7/22/18 6:26 PM

Updated by Emma Shanahan on 7/22/18 6:26 PM

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