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Supported employment: It's not charity

According to the Department of Health just 7% of the 1.4 million adults with a learning disability or autism are in some form of paid employment, …

Disability

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How to Create an Autism-Friendly Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While one in 68 children in America ranks somewhere on the autism spectrum (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), only 53 percent of autistic young adults are gainfully employed. Washington, D.C.-based mom Patti …

Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

The transition to adulthood marks a big turning point in life for everyone, but for young people on the autism spectrum that transition can be really tough.<p>Young adults with autism had lower employment rates and higher rates of complete social isolation than people with other disabilities, …

Six lessons for job seekers with autism, and those without

On the first Saturday of each month, the Bay Area Autism Job Club gathers at the ARC building, located at 11th and Howard streets in San Francisco’s …

Why Having Effective Social Skills Is So Important

You hear the labels all the time. The “in crowd”, soccer moms, NASCAR dads, Liberals and Conservatives, the list goes on for almost infinity. Every …

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ISPs

Experts warn against over-dependence on social media

Experts believe even though social media has a lot of positives in connecting people, becoming highly dependant on social media can have negative …

Social Media

5 Discipline Strategies to Teach Kids Classic Manners

In today's world, you're likely to hear most kids say, "Give me that!" and "I want it now!" more often than you'll hear them say, "please," and …

Service Industry

15 Conversation Starters That Don't Suck

Imagine almost any situation where two or more people are gathered--a wedding reception, a job interview, two off-duty cops hanging out in a Jacuzzi.<p>What do these situations have in common? Almost all of them involve people trying to talk with each other. But in these very moments where a …

Music Videos

Velocity

<b>What is Velocity?</b><p>Velocity is a program for 7th and 8th grade students that helps students live with integrity and serve as positive role models for …

Middle School

Some Of The Best Books On Emotional Intelligence

More and more managers are realizing the importance of soft skills when it comes to hiring new staff. In fact, an employee’s emotional intelligence …

Prepare for Socially Awkward Occasions by Dressing Well and Warming Up

You're definitely not alone if you sometimes feel awkward or even like an alien at parties and other social gatherings. There are ways to overcome …

Carolyn Hax: Mom distraught that troubled 7-year-old is excluded from friend’s birthday party

Dear Carolyn: <i>Two of my closest friends have a son, 6, who is a year younger than ours. This is the second year in a row that my son has not been</i> …

Special Education

Well-rounded afterschool programs are essential to year-long success

In #RaiseMKE Commentary<p>Well-rounded afterschool programs are essential to year-long success<p>Published Dec. 5, 2014 at 5:02 a.m.<p>As students approach …

Students

Social and academic growth

The trend of student societies is gaining popularity in universities. They work as professionally as an expert organization in the corporate world. …

Personality

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Years ago, I was asked to deliver a class at University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. One of the questions on a survey distributed in advance of the class was, "Please provide three words that describe you." One of the responses, to my amusement and surprise: "Smarter than you." During the …

Joanne Milner: Minding your Ps and Qs

What are modern-day manners all about? Do they include what we do online, on the dining table or during an interview? Joanne Milner, chief executive …

Employment

Smartphones Study Says No Screen Staring Improves Social Skills in Kids – Guardian Liberty Voice

Kids nowadays seem to have less face-to-face social skills than any previous generation of children because of the prevalence usage of smartphones, …

Do online habits make us socially illiterate?

There's no doubt there are many more ways we can communicate with each other these days with social media playing a big part.<p>Are "online habits" …

Social Media

Non-profit organization provides adults on the spectrum with valuable job opportunities

Image taken from Facebook<p><b>Secaucus, NJ</b> – A local non-profit organization is providing individuals on the spectrum with the opportunity to secure …

Nonprofits

Disclosing a diagnosis of autism – should you?

Choosing whether or not to disclose a diagnosis of autism to potential employers can be difficult. Only 15 percent of adults with autism are …

Employment

Autism after high school

Melanie says her son is a person with multiple skills that would be of value to an employer, but who would need additional support.<p>"The powerful …

Football players learn X's and O's of etiquette at University of Akron dinner

AKRON, Ohio - They are more comfortable in pads and helmets than suits and ties but several dozen University of Akron football players learned the …

Those with invisible disabilities such as autism face barriers to finding work

Cronkite News has moved to a new home at cronkitenews.azpbs.org. Use this site to search archives from 2011 to May 2015. You can search the new site …

Rangam Consultants Inc. Wins Care Awards From American Staffing Association - Press Release

Oct 20, 2014 - (iNewswire)<p>Rangam President Hetal Parikh received the award last week at the Staffing World 2014 Convention and Expo in Washington, …

New Jersey

Volunteering Can Benefit Youth and Society

Most youth in the United States are healthy, happy, and productive members of society. In fact, the majority of youth in the country engage in some …

Volunteering