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    Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

    If you see a boy throwing tantrums, bang in the middle of a supermarket, don’t just feel annoyed. Don’t mutter under your breath. The child’s action could be a meltdown because of overstimulation of his/her senses. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually find it difficult to express themselves. They are easily overwhelmed by loud noise,…

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    Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Katherine Gooding of Houston, Texas, thinks about autism spectrum disorder every day in her life in some way or the other. That’s because her tall, handsome, affectionate, and hysterically funny son Simon was diagnosed of autism just a few days after he turned two years old. Every year, 2 April is observed as the World…

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    Difficulties Faced by ASD Children while Learning Motor Skills

    Here are some of the difficulties faced by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), while learning motor skills. Avoiding tasks and challenges that call for physical effort; associated with being fearful or cautious of the work. Apps to encourage physical activity can greatly help. Getting upset in case of mistakes or inability to execute a…

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder and Motor Skills

    In addition to the three main difficulties of social interaction, repetitive behaviors, and communication challenges, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find problems with their coordination, posture, and motor planning. Recent studies have revealed that difficulties in movement are common to ASD children, and kids with weaker motor skills, suffer from greater communicative skill…

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    Improving Employment Chances for ASD People

    Human resource managers admit that hiring people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) not just ushers in diversity in the workplace, it’s good for the business as well. Experts say that ASD people usually excel in jobs that demand attention to details, are repetitive or highly structured, and involve shifts that are hard to staff, like…

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    Reality Check: Employment Challenges for People with Autism

    People suffering from autism spectrum disorder, usually pass through a tough time while hunting for a job. And once they get a job, they have to deal with workplace minutia all by themselves, courtesy the isolating nature of their disorder. Employment challenges are largely common among people with autism. While many on the autism spectrum…

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    Hiring ASD Employees

    Companies hiring people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) must be aware of the social difficulties and differences for differently-abled employees. A person with autism may not make eye contact during an interview. They may be honest and blunt in their response than other candidates who talk informally. But such honesty in attitude and even the…

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    People with ASD make Good Employees

    An increasing trend being noticed in several major companies these days is their propensity to recruit people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in greater numbers. The fact that more companies are striving to have an inclusive and increasingly diverse workforce is encouraging enough. Hiring people with autism is another indicator of our progress as a…

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    Suitable Tech Jobs for ASD People who are Visual Thinkers

    Jobs that require technical skills usually suit people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As these jobs require repetitive action, such individuals can perform them better. While people on the spectrum often lack short-term memory, they usually possess much long-term memory than typical individuals. A job search activity for such people should factor in this issue….

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    Digital Devices Helping in Autism Education

    Computers have always proved to be excellent gadgets to facilitate communication and learning for children with autism spectrum disorder. Now, with the emergence of digital devices like smartphones and the iPad, children with autism have greater opportunities for improving their cognitive, communication and motor skills. Various organizations that are engaged in supporting families living with…

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