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Tech Kids Unlimited Teaches Technology to Students with ASD

A non-profit based out of Brooklyn offers an internship program that teaches young adults with autism a variety of occupational skills, particularly related to the computer industry. Different levels of coding, software development, and app creation all fall under the scope of this program. ...

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The Awesome Co. Celebrates Autism

The Awesome Co., founded by self-advocates and mothers of children with autism, is a very special company. Not only does it primarily employ people on the spectrum, but its designs are also innovative. They produce shirts with logos in fanciful fonts that say “Autism is Awesome,” or “Love is Awesome,”...

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Teens with Autism Learn how to Code

Tech Kids Unlimited, a Brooklyn based non-profit internship, teaches teens on the spectrum a variety of technical and work-related skills. As a result, this non-profit company helps teens with autism build their resume with the new skills taught at Tech Kids Unlimited, ultimately helping them secure a job in the future....

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Dr. Grandin Discusses the Relationship between Autism and Visual Thinking

Dr. Grandin, self-advocate and professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, told an audience how people on the spectrum who process information visually see things that other people might not see. She provides examples of people who would have been diagnosed with autism today, like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison,...

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Blue Badge Parking Permit Includes Autism

In the UK, a new law passed that allows the blue badges (which allow the driver to park in a handicapped spot) to include autism and other invisible illnesses. This pass enables its users to park free of charge and park alongside yellow lines for up to three hours –...

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New Survey Expands Autism Diagnosis to Infants

Two new parent questionnaires have been developed to help diagnose autism in infants and ethnic-minority groups. Although it can only be administered by experts, the questionnaire consists of 26 questions. So far, it accurately spotted autism in 6-month-olds 67% of the time, and accurately ruled out autism for these infants...

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Love Island Contestant Reveals his Diagnosis

Niall Aslam, a former contestant on Love Island, recently revealed that he has Asperger’s. He received this diagnosis as a kid, but kept it as a secret until he realized he could use his famous platform to advocate and share his experiences. Niall’s announcement immediately brought more autism awareness to...

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Project Search Helps Those on the Spectrum Find Jobs

Project Search is a program based in Glasgow, UK that helps people on the spectrum find full-time employment and learn the skills necessary for independent living. Within the past 6 years, it has helped 74 people find full-time employment! Darren, a self-advocate, says that this program has helped him economically...

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Great News, Drivers!

Great news, drivers with autism! A new study shows that even though it takes people on the spectrum a longer time to learn how to drive, they can do it just as well as neuro-typical people. The study explains that newer, or practicing, drivers on the spectrum have a harder...

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Great Reminder to Take an Autism Diagnosis Seriously

Sarah Bartkowski, a self-advocate, recently had a scary experience at the dentist. She went with her mom, expecting to have only one cavity, but instead had several and needed a wisdom tooth removed. Even though she told the dentist and the other employees of her diagnosis, they ignored her and overwhelmed...

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