Latest News | Organization for Autism Research - Part 74

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Autism CARES bill makes its way through both Houses

The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support or autism CARES for short, has garnered approval from both houses and is now on it’s way to the president’s desk. This bill is seen as an important step in the development of autism research and funding. Autism CARES extends and funds...

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Untapped talent: the business case for an autistic workforce

Software company SAP has been  leading the charge in the fight to include more people with autism in the workforce. A large company, such as SAP is always looking for ways to diversify and expand their network, and their next step has been tapping into the resources that people with...

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Loneliness and Well-Being in Adults with Autism

A study published in the journal Autism focused on the emotional tole that autism takes on adults, the study found that adults with autism typically face loneliness and lack a good sense of well-being. Adults with autism do not actively want to live an isolated or lonely life; “they often want to...

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How the “Love Hormone” Oxytocin Could Help Some With Autism

Research out of Japan discovered that small doses of the “love hormone” Oxytocin helped autism adults and children with important social and cognitive deficits. Their findings are only preliminary and yet to be tested on a larger more drawn-out scale, but nonetheless, this research is seen as promising for adults...

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Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention: study

A recent study released in the journal Pediatrics, has found that peer-led interventions can be extremely beneficial for autism mothers. According to researchers at Vanderbilt University, “peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities.” This research is promising for autism...

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Getting people with disabilities into the workforce: Brad Sherman

United States congressman Brad Sherman highlights the importance of diversifying the workforce for people with disabilities in a recent opinion piece. Sherman discusses the importance and benefits of inclusion in America’s workforce, “there are thousands of men and women with disabilities in every community who are ready, willing and able...

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Autistic Young Adults Train In The Movie Business

80% of people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder are under the age of 21, this leaves many in the advocacy community wondering how they can diversify job opportunities for these young people before they enter the work force. One such organization in Michigan has implemented a unique employment program,...

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Can running help autistic children?

As autism rates continue to grow people have been looking for different ways to cope with the stressors that come with autism. In 2012, a nonprofit called Achilles created a three month training program for children with autism, the goal is for them to be able to run a five-mile...

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Autistic teens use architecture software to build job skills

This summer teens in Salt Lake City, Utah got the opportunity to take part in an employment pilot program run by a local autism group and supported by contractors, engineers, and architects. The students worked with SketchUpMake, architecture software that was created by google. Employers have found that people with...

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