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Ford Expands Autism Hiring Plan

December 9th, 2016

Ford is now planning to add up to 24 individuals with autism to its workforce in 2017. The hiring plan is an extension of Ford's original program from 2015, which ...

Social Media Helps Replace Beloved Cup for Boy with Autism

December 8th, 2016

Marc Carter's 14 year old son, Ben, has been drinking from a distinctive sippy cup since he was a baby. Unfortunately, in recent years the cup has become so worn ...

Gym for Children With Autism Gains Publicity

December 7th, 2016

The 1 Gym 4 All in New Jersey has recently garnered publicity for being one of the nation's largest gyms exclusively for children with autism. The gym is an all-inclusive ...

Thousands Participate in Autism Walk

December 6th, 2016

More than 8,000 people participated in the Autism Speaks walk in Orange County, California this past weekend. The 3.1 mile walk began at 10:15 am and included activities for children ...

New Genetic Cause for Autism Discovered

December 5th, 2016

An international team of researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology in Austria recently discovered a genetic cause for autism. The researchers found that a new gene mutation called ...

Farm Provides Jobs for Adults with Autism

December 2nd, 2016

AACORN Farm in Michigan recently started a day program for adults with autism. The program allows adults to work on the farm and help with every aspect from harvesting to ...

New Christmas Event in Canada Helps Children with Autism

December 1st, 2016

The Londonderry Mall in North Edmonton recently held a "Silent Santa" session for children with autism so that they had the opportunity to meet Santa in a quiet and more ...

New Robot Helps Children with Autism

November 30th, 2016

Two researchers from the Worchester Polytechnic Institute in Boston recently developed an affordable Penguin Autism Behavioral Intervention (PABI). PABI is a large stuffed penguin robot that was designed to help ...

New Study Determines Flu Shots During Pregnancy Do Not Increase Risk of Autism

November 29th, 2016

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics found no correlation between getting a flu shot while pregnant and having children with an increased risk of autism. Senior researchers for Kaiser ...

Special Toy Store for Children with Autism Opens in Chicago

November 28th, 2016

A Chicago behavioral therapist, Jamilah Rahim, recently opened a toy store geared completely towards children with autism. Her store, Spectrum, allows children to practice communication, cognitive, social and motor skills ...