Autism

EEOC files suit for failure to hire man with Asperger’s syndrome

Monday, May 30, 2011
Maryland
When Jason O’Dell applied to a lab technician position at Randstad US, a Frederick, Maryland employment referral and placement services company, he was fast tracked in the hiring process based on his prior qualifications. But when O’Dell disclosed his…

One in six children has a disability

Monday, May 30, 2011The number of children with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has spiked significantly during the past decade, resulting in a two percent increase nationwide in the number of children with developmental disabilities between 1997 to 2008, according to new…

Congress takes up autism bills

Monday, May 30, 2011
Capitol Dome in Washington DC
Bills to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act, set to expire September 30, were introduced in the House and Senate on May 26, though opinions of the bills vary significantly among autism advocacy groups. When passed…

National Autism Awareness Month begins

Tuesday, April 19, 2011President Barack Obama has proclaimed April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. “Men and women on the autism spectrum have thrived and excelled in communities across America and around the world. Yet, despite great progress in understanding (autism spectrum disorders),…

People with autism facing employment challenges

Tuesday, April 12, 2011Parade Magazine featured a 20-year-old woman with autism April 3, highlighting the challenges of integrating people with autism into the workforce. Dana Eisman, grew up attending a private school for special needs students. Despite having many similar characteristics of other…

Report calls paper that linked vaccines and autism a “hoax”

Thursday, January 13, 2011An extensive investigation in a British Medical Journal chronicles the alleged manipulations and conflicts of interest in the since discounted 1998 study by British scientist Andrew Wakefield that linked vaccine use to autism. The study, printed in the British medical…

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