Month: October 2017

Microsoft, Chase and Others Are Hiring More People With Autism

  Chargeback loves obsessive employees. The Utah-based company investigates and documents credit card disputes — every time someone claims a card was used without their permission — and so its analysts must be persistent and nitpicky, with a sharp eye for detail that not everyone has. That’s why its president, Khalid El-Awady, recently hired a 36-year-old analyst named…
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The world needs all kinds of minds!

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of…
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Ontario Supporting Autism Services in the Greater Toronto Area

  Ontario is providing support for counselling, workshops and peer support groups for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through a new investment in Scarborough’s South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC). Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, was at the centre today to announce the investment in two SAAAC programs, which take…
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Touching, tender documentary about couple with autism

Here is a sweet, tender documentary study, showing a middle-aged man and woman, Dina and Scott, preparing to get married. They both have autism. It is a beautifully shot, coolly composed movie, in which the principals emerge as intensely likable and intelligent. The film avoids obvious cliches taken from, say, Diane Arbus or Grey Gardens, although the…
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The 10 best autism blogs

  People with autism, as well as their families and caregivers, are impacted uniquely by the disorder. We have chosen the best autism blogs that help to support families affected by autism, educate and inspire their readers, and provide high-quality information about the condition. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name given to a range of conditions…
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Mother has created a “Magic Bridge” playground – children with autism can play here

Led by Magical Bridge Playground founder and visionary, Olenka Villarreal, and co-founders Jill Asher and Kris Loew, the formation of Magical Bridge Foundation is responding to the global needs for innovative and inclusive playgrounds. We are pouring years of research, fundraising, development, design, and construction strategies into building Magical Bridge Playgrounds in select communities. In…
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