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Is autism becoming an asset in the workplace?

In California, companies are recruiting more and more people with autism, particularly those with Asperger syndrome. Their specific skills are increasingly sought after in sectors such as computer science and the animated film industry. Autism is estimated to affect more than two million people in …

Autism

Dr. Temple Grandin on how minds work

Dr. Temple Grandin was diagnosed as brain-damaged at age two. Her mother Anna steadfastly pursued ways to understand her daughter’s condition and …

Autism

These Are The 12 Refreshing As Hell Cocktails You Should Be Making This Summer

Here's how to step up that cookout game 10000%.

Recipes

Police directory seeks to identify people with autism

The police department in the central Missouri town of Moberly has launched a voluntary autism directory aimed at helping improve officers' …

Autism

29 Bite-Size Apps That Prove Everything Is Better Smaller

We are sort of obsessed with bite-size foods. First of all, you can try a little bit of everything. Secondly, they’re the easiest way to feed a …

Cooking

The Benefits Of Employing People With Autism

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Not a term that rolls off the tongue easily but increasingly big corporations such as Microsoft and SAP have launched programs to attract candidates with ASD for roles which require certain skill sets. ASD is the name for a range of conditions that affect the way a …

Autism

13 Picnic-Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes

Whether you’re packing for a picnic or whipping up a side dish for your backyard barbecue, make sure to have one of these 13 pasta salads on the menu.<p>…

Healthy Eating

Sexual Harassment And Aspergers At All Ages

The NY Times printed a letter and advice about the inappropriate behavior of a man most likely with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) in an office, the …

Autism

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

Leadership

5 Must-Read Autism Memoirs

Memoirs from Autistic authors provide some of the best insight into the wide-ranging condition and bring a better understanding of what it’s like to …

Training students with disabilities to work at banks

Financial institutions have spent time and money to try to make their branches and digital services more accessible, but Fifth Third and TD Bank are …

This Finnish couple struggled to teach their autistic children to communicate, so they built a giant tablet to solve the problem

• <b>Maria and Jarkko Jokelainen are parents to three children with Asperger’s syndrome, part of the autism spectrum, characterised by difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication</b>• <b><br>The Jokelainen’s developed a giant 4k Android tablet to help their children, which they’ve now turned into</b> …

Understanding autism in adults

Have you ever found yourself in a social situation where you feel intensely uncomfortable? Or at a concert where the noise is unbearable?<p>Or at the …

On "Playing Normal" After Being Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

<i>Bronte Sparrow offers an intimate look inside her diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.</i><p>I sit in the therapist’s room on a squishy, maroon armchair. …

5 rookie mistakes to avoid when grilling steak

There’s nothing quite like a juicy cut of beef to celebrate a birthday, holiday or the end of a long week, and a pepper-crusted ribeye or tender flank steak does just the trick. But if you’re among the home cooks who are hesitant to make steak, have no fear. Many folks who feel quite comfortable in …

ADHD children should be screened for psychotic symptoms, study suggests

<b>Norman Swan</b>: Over the last 20 years or so there has been increased rate of diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, in children …

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you're smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn't necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take you seriously, you've got to think seriously about the image you're projecting — from your outfit to your speech to your body language.<p>To that end, we …

Eat Your Way Out of Sleeplessness With Any of These 7 Melatonin-Rich Foods

Sleeplessness is tough to deal with. Although sleeping pills work in the short term, they can wreak havoc on your sleeping pattern when taken for prolonged amounts of time — leaving you worse off than when you started. Sleep issues like insomnia and fragmented sleep vary in severity, so if your …

Sleep

Male birth control pill trials show it causes a side effect that women have faced for decades

It’s been more than a century since Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and nearly 60 years since the first …

Pregnancy

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour and All Purpose Flour?

For the longest time, I didn't have bread flour in my house. Even though I’m a passionate home baker, I wasn’t really into bread. I live in Chicago, …

Decoding the Overlap between Autism and ADHD

Every morning, Avigael Wodinsky sets a timer to keep her 12-year-old son, Naftali, on track while he gets dressed for school. “Otherwise,” she says, …

Autism

The opposite of a narcissist is an 'empath' — here are the signs you could be one

Empathy is the ability to understand the way someone else is feeling. Most people who do not have antisocial or narcissistic personality disorders feel empathy on some level.<p>But some people are more empathetic than others, and those very high up on the scale are known as empaths.<p>"An empath is an …

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect'

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Jersey

How to Interpret Autistic Body Language

"Autistic body language" is somewhat of a misnomer— every autistic person is unique, so it 's hard to make generalizations about autistic people as a …

IEPs and 504 plans: Which is the best fit for your special needs child?

August, a gifted 5-year-old in Harford County, Md., was excited to start kindergarten. His mother, Sara, was excited as well, but she was also concerned. The previous year, August was diagnosed with both autism and an anxiety disorder. As Sara helped August prepare for the transition, she wanted to …

Education

Make the Best Pancakes

Pancakes are a symbol of leisure to me. When I was growing up we usually had pancakes on the weekends, when there was time to savor the light and …

Breakfast

Is your child having trouble sleeping? Melatonin isn’t the only answer.

Your child, no longer a baby, has trouble falling asleep. Or he wakes up in the wee hours of the morning and can’t get back to sleep.<p>Parents may worry if this happens more than occasionally. There’s all kinds of advice for helping babies sleep better, such as Ferberizing or baby whispering. But …

‘I assumed it was all my fault’: the adults dealing with undiagnosed ADHD

It’s 30 years since the condition was recognised. It is most often associated with children, but more and more grownups are now being diagnosed. Does this help?<p>Michelle Beckett, a 44-year-old entrepreneur from Harrogate, always knew she was different. But, like many women who suffer from attention …

Mental Health

These skills make you most employable. Why isn’t coding in the top 10?

<i>Caveats: Our methodology is rough and has a number of important weaknesses, so don’t put too much weight on the findings for now. See a brief</i> …

Employment