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Preparing High School Students with ASD for College and Careers (CSESA) – “The majority of research on effective interventions for students with ASD has been conducted in preschool and elementary settings; however, quality secondary education and transition planning for youth across the spectrum is critical. The Center on Secondary Education for Students with ASD (CSESA) will describe specific interventions developed during the first two years of an IES-funded research study, designed to develop a comprehensive intervention model for high school students with ASD.” Please see a related blog below.

Meltdowns and tantrums: know the difference (life on the spectrum.net) – Leigh Forbes takes a major objection to the use of the word meltdown to mean a large tantrum and explains the difference between the two.

Dan Aykroyd, still autistic after all these years (lbrb) – Matt Carey discusses his idea of why there has not been any backlash against Dan Aykroyd when it came out that he has Asperger’s.

Dan Aykroyd Talks Mental Health and Acting (YouTube) – in this very short video, comedian Dan Aykroyd discusses having Tourettes Syndrome as a child and also Asperger’s. For more, see a related article below.

Peter Thiel: Asperger’s can be a big advantage in Silicon Valley (Business Insider) – According to Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, employing people with Asperger’s is advantageous to high tech companies because Aspies have the tendency to think outside the box.

CAUSES of ASD (Autism Society) – There are no definitive causes for autism; but it is know that ASD has genetic and environmental components.

Microsoft Recruiting Employees With Autism (disabilityscoop) – Microsoft’s plans are underway to hire individuals with autism for full-time positions at its Redmond, Wash. headquarters.

ASD adults don’t look like ASD children (ollibean) – There are many differences between how Asperger’s presents itself in children and in adults.

Commission to Help People with ASD (Asperger Works) – Legislation passed in the Massachusetts Legislature and was signed into law assisting individuals with Autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities. The law establishes a special commission to deal with issues faced by people on the Spectrum.

10 Impressive Special College Programs for Students With Autism (Best Colleges Online) – a blog about “10 of the growing number of colleges that can be a good choice for students with autism, as they can provide support groups, assistance with courses, special classes and all the information students need to get a degree.”

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