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    Autism Fitness Training Issues

    People with autism spectrum disorder often follow super-regimented schedules where fitness issues tend to take a backseat. There are so many things to address in a person having autism—behavioral, social, communication, and cognitive issues—that physical fitness is often ignored. Studies have revealed that those having autism are more prone to obesity. They may also suffer…

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    Autism Parent Training Programs

    As the name suggests, autism parent training programs are designed to teach the parents of children having autism spectrum disorder, how to carry out interventions. These are also often known as child-focused programs and are designed for teaching parents to cope with the difficulties of raising their differently-abled child. In many such training programs, parents…

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    Living Independently with Autism Job Training Programs

    Participants in autism job training programs fill in positions in manufacturing, assembling, retail, printing, clerical, and other companies, based on their individual interests and skills. Once a person with autism spectrum disorder is trained for a task, they are put alongside their neuro-typical peers. Like all employees, differently-abled employees get paid for their labor, receive…

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    Autism Supportive Programs for Independent Living

    Most of the adults with autism spectrum disorder require lifelong support, supervision, training, and reinforcement skills to live independently. The responsibility of public schools to provide these services end when the individual passes the school age. When the child transforms into a young adult, the family is often faced with the challenge to come up…

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    Job Training for Adults with Autism

    According to several estimates, one in every 68 children in the US is diagnosed of autism spectrum disorder. While early intervention programs are increasingly helping a greater number of people to attain their potential, land gainful employment, and live independently, still a huge group of individuals on the spectrum remain outside the job training and…

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    Neurodiversity Benefits in Autism Hiring

    Studies have revealed that an organization can benefit by hiring people with autism spectrum disorder. People on the spectrum are known to have strong memories and demonstrate reliability, trustworthiness, attention to detail, and adherence to rules. They show good coding skills, which is usually in high demand. Top officials of many companies acknowledge that people…

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    Developmental Screening: Important for all Children

    According to experts, almost 85% of a child’s brain develops in the first five years of their birth. Hence, all infants and young children should be screened for developmental delays, as part of their ongoing healthcare program. It’s an important part in a child’s life to identify their delays in academic and social development and…

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    Social-Emotional Learning and Student Autism Challenges

    Every person with autism spectrum disorder is unique and their needs will be different. This is particularly true for children who are of the student age. Student autism challenges are unique in their own ways. These challenges usually lead to an increased level of stress, depression, and anxiety that are much higher among students than…

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    Occupational Therapists and Children with Autism

    Occupational therapists are an important part for the early detection of autism spectrum disorder among children. Their focus areas include imparting toilet training, play and social skills, self-help and fine motor skills, mealtime management and similar things. Occupational therapists take a functional approach to their work. Their overall aim is to provide children with the…

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    Autism Challenges and Anxiety

    Autism spectrum disorder is a complex lifelong neurological condition that affects the way a person interacts, processes information, and communicates. People with autism may have high or average intellectual abilities, or they may have some intellectual disability. There are no definite lab tests to confirm autism, and hence it’s called a spectrum disorder. Anxiety is…

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