Accommodating autism

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This "is uniquely disabling for people on the autism spectrum."Though many people still think of autism as a childhood condition, its effects are mostly lifelong.

Beginning in the late 1980s, autism diagnoses began to skyrocket, and children diagnosed then are now young adults.

This was a constant source of anxiety and something I did not know how to explain to anyone, till now.

(The group has also developed a digital tool kit to help people with autism get and keep jobs.)Ireland and others will bring their tales to more cities this fall, including Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Miami, St. Slightly more than half of young people with autism have ever worked for pay since leaving high school, according to a survey published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

I do not the camera, picture or guitar, crying out to me for help. I admire people that can happily discard a possession when it no longer pleases them. To be able to move on to the next thing, without even looking back. As autistic people, perhaps some of us have a tendency to invest our emotions in inanimate objects rather than people.

Could it be this that leads to our things becoming our closest friends?

And people with intellectual disabilities were twice as likely to have been employed since high school, the survey found.

Paul Shattuck, an associate professor at Drexel University's Autism Institute in Philadelphia, helped conduct the research.

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