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What It's Like Working With Someone With Autism, Asperger's

<i>Never forget to pump a handshake three times- not one, and definitely not five.</i> Seen from an autistic perspective, the social, shared, and flexible …

Romantic Relationships and Relationship Satisfaction Among Adults With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. - PubMed

OBJECTIVE:<p>Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience difficulties in maintaining romantic relationships. In this study …

Autism

People with autism and learning disabilities excel in creative thinking, study shows

A new study showing that people with autism display higher levels of creativity has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it helps debunk a myth about people with learning disabilities.<p>Scientists found that people with the developmental condition were far more likely to come up with unique answers …

Autism

To My Doctors, From a Patient With Autism

Dear doctors and medical professionals,<p>There are some things I wish you knew. I have autism. This can make some things more difficult for me. Change, …

Students with special needs get own program at Univ. of Georgia

University of Georgia has become the latest school to offer a certificate program to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.<p>The post-secondary education program is set to launch in the spring of 2017.<p>Students enrolled in Destination Dawgs — named after UGA’s bulldog mascot — will …

College & University

A Store Is Launching ‘Quiet Hour’ To Make Shopping Easier For People With Autism

People living with autism can often be sensitive to bright lights, loud noises, and unexpected sounds. That’s why a major retail chain is trying out a “quiet hour” to help people who are neuratypical shop in a safe and convenient environment without having to struggle through the sensory overload …

Asperger's sufferer wows judges in speech competition

A young Asperger's sufferer has overcome his communication challenges to wow public speaking judges with an inspirational speech influenced by the …

Autism report calls for 'agile' response in classrooms

A report investigating the educational needs of students with autism has identified social and emotional needs as the top priority to ensure success …

50 cent apologizes to autistic airport employee he mocked, donates $100,000 to autism

×<p>50 cent apologizes to autistic airport employee he mocked, donates $100,000 to autism<p>CINCINNATI, Ohio–Less than a week after the internet turned on …

Autism

Children with autism give insight into their world view through Darwin photography exhibition

When Darwin tradesman Darren McCallum gave his nine-year-old daughter a $90 digital camera, its lens ended up focused on everything from the family …

“This is a Wonderful Moment”

Berkeley, 2013I’m sure you’ve had this experience: you are sitting on the couch with your loved one, and you think to yourself, “This is a wonderful …

Street Photography

Peter Thiel: Asperger’s can be a big advantage in Silicon Valley

He avoids hiring MBAs, since he says they tend to be "high extrovert/low conviction people," a combination of traits that "leads towards extremely herd-like thinking and behavior."<p>Similarly, he says that "people end up behaving more lemming-like" in places like San Francisco's South of Market …

Silicon Valley

How people with autism spectrum disorders understand idioms and other figures of speech

How do children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) understand idioms and other figures of speech? A 4.15 million euro EU project …

Research examines relationship between autism and creativity

New research has found that people with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas.<p>Psychologists from the …

People with autistic traits may be more creative, study suggests

New research suggests individuals with autistic traits may have more advanced creativity skills than those without such traits.<p>Autism is a …

University To Employ, House Adults With Autism

In what's being billed as a first-of-its-kind effort, a major university is looking to create housing and employment opportunities for adults on the …

Autism

To the Person Who Sees Me in the Midst of a Meltdown

Autism, anxiety, meltdowns — all things that affect the lives of so many people. But all things that are hard to talk about.<p>The struggle is real; the …

Autism: Video Simulates Uncomfortable Chaos An Autistic Person Experiences [Video]

Understanding the world that autistic children and adults live in can be difficult for someone that lives a normal life. Even the parents or …

Autism's Lost Generation

Some autistic adults have spent much of their lives with the wrong diagnosis, consigned to psychiatric institutions or drugged for disorders they never had.<p>Last year, Scott Hartman moved into his own apartment for the first time. He quickly learned to balance his budget, squirreling away money to …

Second City teaching improv to help cope with anxiety, autism

TORONTO -- A decade ago, Cameron Algie couldn't imagine getting up on a stage in front of an audience, let alone performing improv comedy for …

Autism

Parents Are Developing This Neighborhood to Be a 'Utopia' for Adults With Autism

Parents in East Tennessee are working to create what they hope will be a “Utopia” for adults with autism who have aged out of the school …

Hiring program opens more doors to people with autism

written by<p>Jennifer Warnick<p>Unique Microsoft hiring program opens more doors to people with autism<p>Kyle Schwaneke’s bank account was approaching …

Hotel Centered Around Workers With Special Needs Set To Open

A first-of-its-kind, fully-functioning teaching hotel designed to provide job training and employment for people with disabilities is ready to open …

Disability

Fascination with balloon art grows into an 'Ausome' opportunity

EDISON, N.J. — When Jenny Lin was laid off from her job in 2014, she saw it as an opportunity. Instead of panicking, she went to Taiwan for three weeks with her son Eddie so he could receive professional balloon-making lessons that weren’t available in the United States.<p>Up until that point, …

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Brain levels of vitamin B12 decrease with age and are prematurely low in people with autism and schizophrenia

A new study has found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism …

Central screen-printing shop helps adults with Autism learn new skills, earn income

In this screen-printing shop, Gregory Patrick, a 21-year-old diagnosed with autism, took a huge step toward living as an independent adult.<p>“This is …