Autism in the News - 05.14.12

Monday, May 14, 2012 View Comments Autism Speaks

Autism Study: 1 In 3 Young Adults With Autism Have Few Job Prospects Years After High School Graduation (Chicago, Ill.)
One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's a poorer showing than those with other disabilities including those who are mentally disabled, the researchers said. Read more.

Autistic student embraced by Fitchburg teachers and classmates (Fitchburg, Mass.)
A boy's name in the center of a heart. To most, such a drawing is merely normal child's play, something that occurs naturally as kids grow and learn to relate to one another. Read more.

Autism advocate shares life in her 'sensory-based world' (Portland, Ore.)
One of the world's best-known autistic adults shared her fascinating life story and suggestions for improving the lives of those diagnosed with autism before a sellout crowd Sunday. Read more

Senator creates Website for children with autism (Sun Sentinel)
Credit state Sen. Jeremy Ring for creating the "Facebook of Autism" — my phrase, not his. He has developed a free Website so families with children affected by chronic behavioral disorders can interact and communicate more effectively with school teachers and professional caregivers about their child's behavior around-the-clock. Read more.

West Avenue School raising autism awareness with fundraising, Autism Walks (Bridgetown, N.J.)
West Avenue School is raising awareness about autism and collecting “Change for a Cause” — finding a cure for the disorder. Read more.