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  • How to Promote Independent Living among Differently-Abled Adults

    Caring for a uniquely-abled person could be all-consuming. It usually takes its toll both emotionally and physically. While it can be hard to extract time and energy to make uniquely-abled adults more independent, the efforts are definitely worthwhile. Taking Inclusive Education for Uniquely-Abled Children Forward A sense of frustration among caregivers often gives a feeling…

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  • Autism Education for Those on the Spectrum

    Good teachers can help children with autism spectrum disorder achieve success in life. Autism and education is an important domain in the management of the disorder. If a child is placed in a structured environment with experienced teachers, then he/she can grow much like their neurotypical peers. Be Cautious of Non-Evidence-Based Autism Treatment Each child…

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  • Jobs for People on the Spectrum and their 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 and its Impact on the Family

    Social impairments among people suffering from autism spectrum disorder usually lead to a difficulty in understanding what’s happening around them. They are also often unable to predict what may happen in the near future. This leads to considerable anxiety and insecurity almost on a daily basis, which is often expressed through several stress-reducing obsessive behaviors…

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  • Can Autism be Prevented

    Autism is a complex neurological disorder that affects one in every 68 children. Scientists don’t know the real causes behind autism. But genes are believed to play a key role in the manifestation of autism in a child. While the disorder has no cure, some studies suggest that autism prevention may just be possible. Science…

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    Uniquely-Abled People and Job Skills Training

    Increased independence often demands learning new skills. The key components that are required for people to enhance their skills are support and access to facilities. Uniquely-abled people should have proper access to learning opportunities that are tailored according to their interests and abilities. That aside, a support network of family, friends, and mentors is very…

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  • Employment for the Uniquely-Abled

    Being uniquely-abled should not be a hindrance in hunting for a job that you enjoy. With awareness about unique abilities increasing all over the world, organizations have begun to offer employment opportunities to people with unique abilities. Here’s how you can land a good employment with your unique abilities. 1. Know about your rights There…

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  • Early Autism Intervention is the Key

    “Early diagnosis lead to timely intervention” is the mantra regarding developmental disability. Children with autism demonstrate signs of the disorder even before they are nine months of age. But the average autistic child isn’t diagnosed of the condition before the age of six. This five-year delay becomes extremely important as autism intervention begins late. Parents…

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    Teaching Methods for Children with Autism

    Autism spectrum disorder is on the rise. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one percent of the world’s population has the disorder, and autistic children comprise most of them. One in every 68 births in the US is autistic while more than 3.5 million Americans live with the disorder. But the alarming…

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    Autism in India: Parental Challenges

    For nearly 0.66 percent people across the globe and their families, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a part of their lives. Autism affects one in every 150 people all over the world and is one of the fastest growing disabilities with an annual growth rate of 10-17 percent. According to conservative estimates, India has 1.7…

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