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Working with autism

Individuals who are on the autism spectrum are sometimes marginalised from seeking out employment opportunities. However, the qualities of autistic people can hugely benefit companies, often and especially in the field of information technologies. The UK tech firm Auticon embraces variety and diversity in a workforce and have created an autism-friendly work environment.

 

Auticon is...

Autism-friendly cinema screenings improve access for children with sensory difficulties

People with Autism can experience certain situations in a different way to those without Autism. They may experience under or over sensitivity to certain stimuli, such as sound and light. Due to this, some events and day-to-day activities, that many people take for granted, can be difficult and cause anxiety.

 

A number of events that are tailored for people with...

Early intervention can reduce long-term symptoms of autism

A study published in The Lancet medical journal has found that early intervention can ease the symptoms of childhood autism. 

 

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition which affects a person’s social interaction skills and capacity to tolerate changes to their routine or environment. Even in its mildest form, the syndrome can make it difficult to integrate productively...