Can Adults with Autism Achieve Independence?

Research shows that young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents than those with other diagnoses. The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a long-term, federally funded survey of special education students and their parents, followed 620 individuals with autism, 450 with intellectual disabilities, 410 with learning disabilities, and 380 with emotional disturbance […]

Vodafone seek to recruit Autistic individuals

Vodafone has become the largest company in Europe to actively seek out individuals with high functioning Autistic spectrum disorders due to adeptness in blue sky thinking and understanding code. IT companies have long been reaping the benefits of selecting candidates who have high functioning autism because the condition itself promotes ‘outside the box’ and original […]

Hackathons helping create Technology for Autism

Coming up on July 20th-21st in San Francisco, CA, is the Autism Hackathon, a 24-hour event located at Twilio Headquarters. This particular Hackathon will focus on the design apps to specifically help adults on the autism spectrum handle and succeed in five important areas of life: employment, post secondary education, romantic relationships, finding roommates, and […]

Germany takes a Leadership Stance in Employing people on the Autism Spectrum

Autism is a disability which is caused due to the mutilation of the development of the brain or the central nervous system. The characteristic of an autistic person is that they have difficulty in social interactions but they are exceptionally good in specific fields. A small computer consulting firm named Auticon in Berlin has employed […]

New York Nonprofit Advancing the Mission of People With Disabilities in the Workplace

Special Citizens, a New York City non-profit organization that has been supporting adults and children with Autism for over forty years, has become a leader in providing the individuals they support with an opportunity to join the workforce. NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The fight for equality in the workplace among Americans with disabilities […]

Uniqlo Honored for Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Global Japanese retailer Uniqlo was named “Employer of the Year” at Gatepath’s “Power of Possibilities” recognition event for its commitment to hiring adults with special needs and disabilities. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151020/278871 “It’s such an honor to receive this award for Uniqlo.  Every single store hires workers with disabilities,” […]

‘Open Doors’ program prepares autistic adults to join workforce

Huntsville, Ala. — A program called ‘Open Doors’ aims to help adults with autism acquire the skills they need to be successful members of the workforce. David Stidger started the program in hopes of preparing adults with autism for possible employment in the future. Majority of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are still unemployed, […]

Youth multimedia program teaching life-changing skills

<div class=”repubhubembed”> The Studio 2 Multimedia Program at East Metro Youth Services is changing lives. It might even be saving them. Just ask people like Christina Michel, a young woman with high-functioning autism, who has found her niche in photography. “They’ve changed my life, they’ve turned it around. Before East Metro, I wasn’t OK, I’ll […]

North Carolina company hires individuals with autism

Kannapolis, N.C. — A local company decided to hire individuals with autism and discovered that they are perfect for the job. BlueJ Ecofriendly Small Office Cleaning owner Janet Schultz has had problems hiring employees that have what it takes for the services that her company offers. Finding workers who are keen on details and are […]

ASTEP- Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership provide services for the autism community

New York — ASTEP — We recently shared a press release about the services that ASTEP (Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership) provides for the autism community. Founded in 2010, the organization has helped many companies in the hiring of individuals with autism. The information on the ASTEP website states: ‘ASTEP aims to help employers […]

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