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The STEM-Autism Connection

Statistically, between 80% and 90% of those on the autism spectrum are unemployed. The social and financial costs of such a large number are huge. The work you do occupies almost a third of your life and is a large part of who you are. Those who are unemployed, particularly those who are chronically unemployed, don’t have an answer to the question, “What do you do?” That whole part of their lives ...
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From high-functioning to high-tech

There are reasons why those on the spectrum often find it difficult to gain employment. Sometimes it’s because they don’t interview well—the interview process itself can generate considerable anxiety for many of them—but more often than not it’s because their talents and accomplishments often go unrecognized. The July 23rd online edition of Business Insider reports on a start-up that aims to chang...
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