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How does it feel to have Autism? Sam Allen did his best to explain during the live interview lead by veteran WOAI-TV Anchor Randy Beamer. Sinclair Broadcast Group (WOAI-TV/San Antonio, TX) has teamed up with Aspergers101 in Celebrating the Uniqueness of Autism! Reference to the Asperger Documentary- Coping to Excelling: Solutions for school-age children diagnosed with High Functioning Autism and
The launch of a new pilot program positions Microsoft as the latest corporate giant looking to tap the employment potential of those on the spectrum. The company says plans are underway to hire individuals with autism for full-time positions at its Redmond, Wash. headquarters. Microsoft says it will hire people with autism for full-time positions in Redmond, Wash. through a
Embarrassment is a powerful emotion. When we are in a social situation and feel ashamed, it’s not possible to control our reaction. After all, you can’t stop yourself from blushing, if that’s one of your responses to embarrassment. In states of embarrassment people want to hide, become invisible, or, as the phrase goes, want to dig a hole and disappear
Happy New Year from Aspergers101! We acknowledge and celebrate our humble beginnings as a full resource website launched in 2014 and look forward to great things in 2015 for the good of our Autism/Asperger community. Thanks to our expert contributors offering their knowledge and experience through blogging, videos and more as well to our visionary board members and advisory panel
One of the most common concerns when working towards employment, interviewing and accepting an offer is the decision to disclose your disability or not. This a very personal decision, and one that you should feel comfortable with. Many concerns the employment seeker has can include: Will it affect how I am perceived at work? Will others judge me? Who do
We all appreciate how useful it is to understand how other people are feeling, yet it’s a skill which is very much taken for granted. For those on the autism spectrum it is not always a natural ability. To help in learning and practice I have compiled a number of examples of people showing emotions – both in real time and slow motion.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and as an employment specialist who strives for equal employment for everyone I work with, this is a great month to celebrate how far we’ve come. Although the numbers are not where they should be in regards to equal employment…things are changing. I hope that the blogs leading up to this one have
In our home it’s a gift to have Aspergers. That’s what we believe and that’s what our son believes to his core. While researchers and scientists continue their quest to discover the source of Autism, I know I love my son exactly for who and what he is. His uniqueness and contributions to the world seem advanced, and his intense
Though it’s easy to get caught up in the negative, with a little humor Nikki J. reminds us to look for the good in life, and stay resilient. Gabriela LemosGabriela Lemos was born in Porto Alegre, Brasil, and was raised in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently a student at UTSA, graduating in December 2014 with a Bachelor degree in English.