Transition

Disability Employment Gamble Pays Off

Unable to hire based on kindness alone, one entrepreneur called in an expert to measure whether it made good business sense to employ people with developmental disabilities.

HBO To Air Autism Documentary

A new film following a group of young people with developmental disabilities as they spend months preparing to tackle the social anxieties surrounding a high school dance is headed to HBO.

Tech Firm Sees Benefit From Employees On The Spectrum

A global technology firm that’s committed to hiring hundreds with autism says the move isn’t about disability, but rather an effort to harness skills.

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.

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