Category Archives: Autism Advocacy

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Why Autism Should Be in the Workspace

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced its plan to hire more people on the autism spectrum. The reason? Good business sense.

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Minnesota Mom Fights to Expand Federal Funds

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Idil Abdull has been diligently working to broaden health care resources not only for herself, but for other low income families in Michigan. Her persistent efforts have caused major changes in legislation that provide autism therapy assistance to families in the state.

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Pingree Lends a Hand: Expanding School Resources to Home

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Julia Hood, director of the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning in Salt Lake City hopes to alleviate this issue. Her school, which serves diagnosed children up to the age of seventeen, has recently launched a project that would provide students with in-home treatment, communication-oriented iPads, and other such instructive resources.

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Mom Makes Affordable Weighted Vests Out of Military Uniforms

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Weighted vests have been successful in reducing hyperactivity, distractibility, and self-stimulatory behaviors in patients using them. However, they can be quite costly at about $50+ a piece and Lyons’s insurance would not cover the expenses.

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Microsoft Launching Program to Hire Autistic Employees

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Executives at Microsoft are launching the “Autism: The Employment Advantage” program by placing ten candidates with autism into full-time technology jobs.

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Two Nonverbal Teens Form Special Bond

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Kreed and Skyler are two nonverbal teen boys on the autism spectrum. Now that they have crossed paths, the boys have found a special understanding within each other.

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Donut Challenge – Accepted!

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Through last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge, many viewers contributed to help fund research and spread awareness for ALS. This is the same goal Max Jamelli from Chambersburg, PA would like to achieve for kids like his son.

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4 Ways You Can Raise Autism Awareness Today

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The autism community needs you! Although we hope today will open peoples’ eyes to learn more about autism, we also hope this is just a step on an ongoing journey.

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The Pains (and Joys) of Autism

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In her article, Baron emphasizes the importance of educating medical workers about the multi-faceted ways in which a person on the spectrum may communicate or perceive their pain. A lack of understanding between carers and patients is often the reason that problems slip by unnoticed.

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Michigan Mom Pushes to Extend Benefits for Applied Behavior Analysis

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Mother Lisa Mortimer has asked that the government provide funding for ABA past the age of 5. She believes that doing so will create extremely beneficial outcomes for both children affected by autism and their families.

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