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    Disability Rights Advocacy and what it Involves

    Disability rights advocacy involves several things. However, it depends on the type of advocacy that’s being referred. There are two major types of disability rights advocacy: social and legal. Social advocacy involves people who work to further the rights of uniquely-abled persons through community-based changes and public policy. Legal advocacy involves lawyers or trained professionals…

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    Disability Rights and Communications Technology

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been a groundbreaking law which has had a tremendous impact on the society as a whole. The act was passed in 1990 and prohibits discrimination of people with disabilities, while at the same time, ensuring equal opportunities in employment, government services, commercial facilities and public transportation. Since the…

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    Some Hard Autism Awareness Facts

    Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disability that mainly affects a person’s communication and social interaction abilities. It’s called a spectrum disorder since it affects each individual in a different way and in varying degrees. The prevalence rate of autism in the US in much higher than what is widely believed. According to recent…

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    Autism Advocacy for Independent Living

    Advocacy is a process to support and enable people express their views, and use information and services to hunt for options and take decisions. Autism advocacy ensures that people on the spectrum are able to exert their rights and command respect. Besides autism advocacy, there are several organizations that work with differently-abled people, or those…

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    Special Needs Advocacy for Children

    Parents of special needs children usually have to combine several roles. These include therapist, caregiver, chauffer, chef, tutor, and many others. The list is seemingly endless. But one of the most important and powerful roles that a parent of a special needs child can play is that of advocacy. Special needs advocacy is important for…

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    Autism Jobs and the Need for Employment

    Less than half of the people who have autism spectrum disorder are gainfully employed. Even those who manage to land a job are often placed in positions that are much below their professional and educational qualifications. Autism jobs, in most cases, fail to do justice to the full potential of the person on the spectrum….

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    Autism Vocational Training for Life Transitions

    Transition from one life stage to another is usually challenging for most people. But it often becomes more difficult for children on the autism spectrum disorder spectrum and their families. Individuals having autism rely heavily on patterns, routines, and similar things. A change in their lifestyle or schedule could be very challenging for them. A…

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    Providing On-Job Autism Employment Support

    Once an adult with autism spectrum lands a job, continued employment support is important to help them become successful in the workplace. A job environment constantly changes; tasks are modified, coworkers and managers leave, and new people come in. These are usually unique challenges for people having autism spectrum disorder because they often face difficulty…

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    The Tricky Path to Autism Employment

    Adults with autism spectrum disorder are perhaps among the most disadvantaged uniquely-abled groups in the US workplace. Less than 13 percent of adults with autism have paid jobs or a gainful source of livelihood, according to a report from a leading US university. Only about two percent of the funding for autism research goes into…

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    Looking for Jobs for People with Autism

    Even with the legislations and government-level actions, organizations are not much forthcoming with jobs for people with autism spectrum disorder. If you have autism, a job that involves your personal skills, or one that gives opportunity to perform and prove yourself, is often the best. If you prefer outdoor work, then anything from logistics services…

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