autism

A Helpful Bug In Your Ear: Covert Audio Coaching Shows Promise to Help Young Adults with ASD to Navigate Peer Conversations

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects how people communicate and process information. People with ASD may have difficulty with aspects of social communication like starting and maintaining conversations, taking turns in conversation, asking questions, or interpreting humor and sarcasm. Due to these challenges, young adults with ASD may have difficulty making friends or getting involved in peer groups. Young women with ASD, in particular, may face additional challenges with socialization and self-image.

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Home and Community Based Waivers May Make Family Life Easier for Families of Children with Autism

study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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A Comprehensive Job Development Program May Help Youth with ASD Make the Successful Transition from School to Work

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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RehabWire - Volume 12, Number 3, April 2010

Autism

NIDRR research in Autism crosses almost every priority: Health and Function, Participation, Technology, and Employment Outcomes.

NIDRR Grantees on the Cutting Edge.

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NIDRR Research Spotlight, Volume 1 Number 2

Could an iPod Touch ® be the key to successful employment for people with autism?

A NIDRR-funded study at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) suggests that these hand-held computers offer support to people on the autism spectrum who are entering the workforce.

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