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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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    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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    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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    Taking Help of Technology with Autism App

    There are several ways by which a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder can be helped to learn. Using technology, especially apps like “Make Sentences” and “Just Match”, is one of them. It’s a fact that teaching an autistic child is a big challenge. However, the advent of autism apps and other technologies have made…

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    Special Education and Importance of Collaboration

    Collaboration means working with an individual or a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Its importance is most visible in education. Every day, teachers work together with their peers, school counselors, and other staff for the success of each student. And when it comes to special education, collaboration becomes the single most important…

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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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    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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    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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    Impact of Autism on 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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