Transition

Tech Company Ramps Up Hiring Of Workers With Autism

An international software giant that’s looking to tap the unique talents of those with autism is taking on its first group of American employees on the spectrum.

Work Environment May Improve Autism Symptoms

Placing adults with autism in more independent work environments may actually help alleviate symptoms of the developmental disorder, researchers say.

To Ease Transition, Adults With Autism Look To Dogs

In an effort to teach job skills to young people with autism, a new program in Texas is turning to dogs.

Housing Proves Challenging For Adults On The Spectrum

Families are facing limited housing options as an increasing number of individuals with autism enter adulthood, a new survey suggests.

TSA May Have Perfect Job For Those On The Spectrum

Amid a push to find jobs that people with autism excel at, a new study suggests that those on the spectrum may have an edge when it comes to spotting dangerous items in airport baggage.

Transition Focus Of New Documentary On PBS

A documentary following a special-education teacher as she prepares her students with autism to leave high school and enter adult life is set for its national television debut.

Few Young Adults With Autism Living Independently

Young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents and least likely to live independently after high school as compared to those with other disabilities, researchers say.

With Training, Most With Autism Land Jobs

When offered intensive, specialized training, a new study finds that young people with autism — even those with challenging behaviors — can be highly successful on the job.

Tech Giant To Recruit Workers With Autism

A leading software company, with offices in the United States and around the globe, is launching a strategic effort to hire people with autism in order to tap their unique talents.

Study: Nearly 1 In 3 With Autism Socially Isolated

Young adults with autism are often left out socially, with new research finding they are less likely to receive phone calls and invites from friends than even those with other disabilities.

Business Builds Itself Around Workers With Autism

In a what’s being billed as a first-of-its-kind approach, a new car wash is staffed almost entirely by people with autism and backers of the company are looking to take the model national.

Autism Gets Hollywood Treatment In ‘Story Of Luke’

A feature film debuting at movie theaters this week is giving big-screen attention to the desire among many with developmental disabilities for independence as they become adults.

With ‘World Of Jenks,’ MTV Tackles Transition

MTV is putting a spotlight on the ups and downs facing those with disabilities as they transition to adulthood, with a documentary-style series following a 21-year-old with autism.

Beauty Queen With Autism Vies For Miss America Title

Six months of perfecting her interviewing skills will be put to the test this week when Alexis Wineman steps before the judges in her quest to become the first Miss America with autism.

Tech, Science Fields A Draw For Those With Autism

It’s long been thought that people with autism permeate the science and technology fields. Now, new research suggests that there may be some truth to the theory.

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