Transition

Autism Services Focus Of New Push

Federal officials say they’re embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.

Farm Gives Adults With Autism A Chance To Grow

On a 1.2-acre plot of land in the heart of Chicago, young adults with autism are getting invaluable lessons — lessons that may soon be replicated around the country.

Many With Autism Lack Knowledge On Sex, Study Finds

Adults with autism face a greater risk of sexual victimization than their typically-developing peers, researchers say, and a lack of education could be part of the reason why.

Disability An ‘Advantage’ For Valedictorian On The Spectrum

Defying the odds, a teen with autism who was once in a self-contained classroom and relied on a one-to-one aide is graduating high school as his class valedictorian.

For Those With Autism, Hospitals May Be Ideal Training Ground

A transition program offering intensive, specialized on-the-job training for young people with autism is proving highly effective at helping individuals land jobs.

Job Training Goes High-Tech For People With Autism

A virtual reality program based on software originally used to train FBI agents is showing promise in helping adults with autism learn to excel at job interviews, researchers say.

MTV Puts Spotlight on Transition

An MTV documentary is taking a personal look at the path to adulthood through the lens of two brothers with autism.

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.

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