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      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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