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Arlington thrift shop gives special-needs kids real-world skills | HeraldNet.com - Local News

Arlington thrift shop gives special-needs kids real-world skills | HeraldNet.com - Local News | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
ARLINGTON — It's the simple things. Folding a pair of pants and arranging the matching jacket on a hanger. Washing and drying a vase before...
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The Value of IDEA for Colleges and Their Students | Inside Higher Ed

The Value of IDEA for Colleges and Their Students | Inside Higher Ed | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
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"Over the past summer, much fanfare greeted the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including a reception at the White House and parades, speeches and gatherings across the country. By comparison, the anniversary of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) -- which came into being the same year -- came and went without public recognition."

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Autism, puberty and one family’s struggle to raise their teenage sons

Autism, puberty and one family’s struggle to raise their teenage sons | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
Puberty is causing chaos in Alexander’s once-predictable world.
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Lexington, KY local and state news by the Lexington Herald-Leader | Kentucky.com

The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper in Lexington, KY offers local news coverage online. Serving Fayette, Bourbon, Franklin, Clark, Madison, Jessamine, Woodford and Scott counties in Kentucky, Kentucky.com offers local breaking, weather, crime and sports news.
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When I Realized the Grocery Store Bagger Has Autism

When I Realized the Grocery Store Bagger Has Autism | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
Every time I see Sam at work at the market, I'm reminded that I too have a son with autism.
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Many With Autism Lack Knowledge On Sex, Study Finds - Disability Scoop

Many With Autism Lack Knowledge On Sex, Study Finds - Disability Scoop | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
Adults with autism face a greater risk of sexual victimization than their typically-developing peers, researchers say, and a lack of education could be part of
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Secaucus-based companies integrate people with autism into workforce

Secaucus-based companies integrate people with autism into workforce | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
Secaucus-based Spectrum Works has partnered with Green Distribution to integrate people with autism into the workforce.
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Cal mom to document her son’s life with Asperger’s

Cal mom to document her son’s life with Asperger’s | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
For teens across America, college is one of the...
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More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum

More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
Planning a route, getting gas and changing a flat tire don’t sound challenging to most young adults, but for students on the autism spectrum at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL, it was one of the greatest tests of their independence. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a group of [...]
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Transitioning to Adulthood: Prepping for College - Special-Ism

Transitioning to Adulthood: Prepping for College - Special-Ism | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
...on the topic of college and transitioning to adulthood...I recommend you take the time to learn a few adult things before you head off to college.
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Rethinking College - Think College: College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Rethinking College - Think College: College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
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Plans brewing for D.C. coffee shop that trains students with autism - WTOP

Plans brewing for D.C. coffee shop that trains students with autism - WTOP | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
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 "...roughly 35 percent of students with autism are graduating without getting jobs is a pretty harsh statistic, and it really needs to be addressed in the community"

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New McKinney restaurant leans on staff with special needs

New McKinney restaurant leans on staff with special needs | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
Hugs Cafe in McKinney, which aims to open this month, hired 24 adults with special needs to staff the restaurant.
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Starbucks Largest Roasting Plant Offers Training for People With Disabilities | Starbucks Newsroom

Starbucks Largest Roasting Plant Offers Training for People With Disabilities | Starbucks Newsroom | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
Starbucks Inclusion Academy Program provides a foundation for on-the-job success for workers with disabilities.
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Peacehaven in Guilford Co. allows residents with special needs to live independently

Peacehaven in Guilford Co. allows residents with special needs to live independently | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
WHITSETT, N.C. -- A new home for adults with special needs will open soon and it's anything but a group home. Peacehaven Community Farm's first residential house is an adventure outside the box of ...
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Farm Gives Adults With Autism A Chance To Grow - Disability Scoop

Farm Gives Adults With Autism A Chance To Grow - Disability Scoop | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
On a 1.2-acre plot of land in the heart of Chicago, young adults with autism are getting invaluable lessons -- lessons that may soon be replicated around the
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Adults with autism at higher risk of sexual victimisation

Adults with autism at higher risk of sexual victimisation | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
Adults with autism are at a higher risk of sexual victimisation due to lack of sex education, a new study has warned.
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Students with autism worried about discrimination at university

Students with autism worried about discrimination at university | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
Some TAFE and university students do not disclose they are on the autism spectrum due to concerns about discrimination, a La Trobe University study has found. 
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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Time To Divide The Heterogeneous DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder and Free the Invisible, Severely Autistic From Oppression

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Time To Divide The Heterogeneous DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder and Free the Invisible, Severely Autistic From Oppression | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
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Program that helps autistic individuals find work is expanding

Program that helps autistic individuals find work is expanding | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
A recent study from 'The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry' finds, that half of young adults with autism are unable to find work in the 8 years after finishing high school.
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Stamford Parents Rally For More State Support For Disabled Adults | The Stamford Daily Voice

Stamford Parents Rally For More State Support For Disabled Adults | The Stamford Daily Voice | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
GREENWICH, Conn. – Dozens of parents filled the front room of Greenwich residents David and Lynn Arezzini on Saturday morning to speak out abo ...
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Severe Autism Isn’t Stopping Matt Resnik From Being An Entrepreneur! See His Inspiring At-Home Business

Severe Autism Isn’t Stopping Matt Resnik From Being An Entrepreneur! See His Inspiring At-Home Business | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
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A Teacher’s Voice: IEPs, Self-Advocacy and My Teenage Students | IEP & 504 Plan | At School

A Teacher’s Voice: IEPs, Self-Advocacy and My Teenage Students | IEP & 504 Plan | At School | Autism Transition and Future Planning | Scoop.it
A high school teacher describes the importance of self-advocacy in the IEP process for teens.
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