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Brighter Futures for Autistic Youths Grown on Chicago Farm

Applying lessons from the classroom to the “real world” can be a stretch for anyone, but autistic people in particular benefit from in-situ work experiences where they can develop the requisite social and job skills to gain and succeed in employment. A new program on an urban farm in Chicago does just that – and does it so well that the National Garden Bureau plans to fund therapeutic gardens nationwide.

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Millions in new autism funds projected by NIMH

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)announced that they are funding 12 research projects to identify the best practices and most effective treatments for autistic people at three key stages of life.

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Software Testing Company Exclusively Hires ASD Candidates

There are roughly 500,000 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who have completed high school and/or college and offer certain attributes that make them better suited to high-level jobs like testing and debugging software than their neurotypical (i.e. not autistic) counterparts.

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Building Embracing Classrooms: An Unfulfilled Promise

Clustered desks, children’s talk in small groups while others develop artsy projects or rehearse musical performances, perfectly pictures a normal day in our border town classroom. The highly diverse population only enhances the fusion of ideas and the learning outcome everyday. Amongst that diversity, a student diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), develops social and [...]

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ICare4Autism attends the 12th Annual Legislative Breakfast

The 12th Annual Legislative Breakfast took place earlier today, Tuesday, July 9th, 2014, at the Renaissance Ballroom in Brooklyn, New York. This breakfast, which is hosted by Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices, school and center for children with autism, honored important figures in the community, such as elected officials, as well as civic and religious leaders.  ICare4Autism was proud to [...]

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The Power of Self-Advocacy

Members of the YAI NYC Self-Advocacy Association recently discussed the importance of being an advocate for those touched by autism.

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Hear Our Voices

Only 3 more days to register for the 2014 ICare4Autism International Autism Conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC. Be prepared to open your heart and mind to change what you once believed to be true about Autism.  Join our mission and attend this conference to see informative, groundbreaking and educational presentations by top researchers [...]

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The Possible Link between Antidepressants and Autism Disorders

Researchers have recently found that early prenatal exposure to certain medications taken for depression and anxiety can significantly increase the risk of ASD.

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Reaching Out to Individuals with ASD

Adults and children alike should know how to approach an individual with ASD, and make them feel comfortable enough to potentially build a friendship.

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Photography Project Provides New Opportunities for Individuals with ASD

Autistic individuals are expressing themselves through the art of photography.

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