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The ADA and Claiming Disability (disability.gov) – Andrew J. Imparato, Executive Director of Association of University Centers on Disabilities celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by asking everyone with a hidden disability to come “out at work” and in the community – to take pride in their disability – in order to prove that being disabled is just part of life to be celebrated just like everything else.

How teen with Asperger’s taught his attackers a powerful lesson (METRO) – This article by Alison Lynch (for Metro.co.uk) recounts the story of Gavin Joseph of New Baden, Illinois as told by his mother. Gavin, a young man with Asperger’s, was attacked by some bullies at his school for being different. Instead of pressing charges against the instigator, he opted to have the other teenager do community service working with the disabled.

Relationship Skills for Couples Affected by Aspergers (MyAspergerChild.com) – What are the difficulties of marrying someone with Asperger’s Syndrome? This is the question that is basically discussed in this article. [DISCLAIMER: Adding this article to our Resource Page is not an endorsement of the book being sold.]

The Autism Advantage: These Companies Are Actively Hiring People with Autism! (The Autism Site) – What do Walgreen’s, the Badger Mountain Orchard, the Specialists Guild, the nonPareil Institute, Aspiritech, and Nobis Works have in common? They value the contributions people on the Spectrum can bring to their jobs. [At the end of the article, you are also asked to sign the pledge promoting individuals with autism in the workplace.]

10 Things Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities Should Know (disability.gov) – This is an interesting article about developmental disability in general, including such things as transitioning to adult hood.

‘Miracle autism cure’ seller exposed by BBC investigation (BBC) – Leon Edwards claims that autism can be “purged” by swallowing bleach. Parents are warned not to give MMS to their children. “Carol Povey, of the National Autistic Society, said: ‘No evidence of any kind exists to support the preposterous claims made for MMS as an intervention for autism.'”

Helping Aspergers Children Who Get Frustrated (MyAspergerChild.com) – Although this article deals with children who exhibit “low frustration tolerance,” there are many Aspie adults (especially those who were not diagnosed properly as children and who were never taught the appropriate coping mechanisms) who, like children, also need immediate pleasure or the avoidance pain at the cost of long-term stress and defeatism. This article could be useful to both.

Social Media and Privacy for People with Disabilities (Autism Women’s Network) – Should parents share the private agonies of their Autistic children for all the world to see on social media? Amy Sequenzia opposes these public exposures by mostly well-intentioned parents.

Best and Worst Jobs for Aspergers Adults (My Aspergers Child) – Of all the people diagnosed with Asperger’s, approximately 80% are either unemployed or are underemployed. In this blog, Mark Hutten, M.A., provides his advise to Aspies about job choices.

Giving Students With Disabilities a Career Opportunity (ED Week) – “Project SEARCH, a nationwide partnership between school districts and local employers, seeks to ease that transition by placing students in job-training opportunities….”

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