A recent study has found that one in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation. Continue reading
There are mounting concerns for parents with children with autism over slipping standards of supervision, which could end in tragedy. As children with autism often lack a natural sense of danger it is vital they are not left to wander outside of supervised zones.
On Monday 6th February a Long Island mother, Crystal Feldt, was horrified to discover that her 6-year-old son Sean who has autism had been left on the school bus once all other students had gotten off. The bus driver and an aide are both responsible for checking that all children are off the bus but neither noticed the sleeping Sean. The bus driver was subsequently fired.
This is reminiscent of a previous incident where a 4-year-old Indianapolis boy with autism was left unattended for over two hours on a school bus. He had fallen asleep and was not discovered, as the driver allegedly didn’t check the rows before exiting the bus. Continue reading
With the onset of more accessible visual electronics such as iPods and iPads,
Visual electronics have been booming. Their popularity, of course, is due to their vibrant colorful graphics, simple touch interfaces, and endless supply of new applications that help users do everything from order a cup of coffee to produce a symphony.
As the accessibility of these products becomes more open to those younger and younger, even showing up in schools. While some parents and teachers disapprove of their personal use in classrooms, stating children may waste time on site like Facebook and not pay attention, other teachers, especially those of special needs and autistic students, are quickly taking advantage of such a powerful tool. Continue reading