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SSI For My Now Adult Autistic Son

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You would think that it would have been easy to get SSI approved for my son once he became an adult. It wasn’t. It was a lot easier to get guardianship through the courts than getting SSI approved. The fact that he had SSI before he turned 18 help, either.

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Guardianship Process for Autistic Son

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My son will be turning 18 in March. I can’t believe how fast time has gone by. Now that he will be considered legally an adult, I have a whole new set of rules/laws to learn. I have to figure out what he is going to do after he graduates from high . . . → Read More: Guardianship Process for Autistic Son

Tech companies hiring adults with autism for the next wave of skilled employment

(Press Release)HOUSTON, TX (August 1, 2016) – As the global community grows increasingly reliant on highly specialized technology, a new pool of talent will be needed to fill the employment gaps. Corporations that are serious about gaining an employment edge should look toward hiring those with autism, says one local autism awareness expert.

 

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Police Shoot Unarmed Therapist of Autistic Man

 

This should not have happened. The behavior therapist, Charles Kinsey did all the right things given the situation. He was laying on the ground, with his hands up, as he tried to explain what was going on. The fact that the situation had escalated to the point that this man and his . . . → Read More: Police Shoot Unarmed Therapist of Autistic Man

Top 5 Things Autism Moms Want You To Know

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As a mom of an autistic child, I am constantly fending off questions. Questions about autism, my son, and being an autism mom. Some questions are difficult to answer, and a bit on the intrusive side. I’ve come up with a list of the top 5 things that I wish everyone knew, because I . . . → Read More: Top 5 Things Autism Moms Want You To Know

Flooding and Your Family: Six Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Stay Secure

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THE WOODLANDS, TX (Press Release)(June 30, 2016) —The record rains and accompanying floods of the past two months may be behind us, but now hurricane season is underway and the chance of more floods is as strong as ever for the greater Houston area. One autism awareness expert warns that families of children . . . → Read More: Flooding and Your Family: Six Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Stay Secure

Autism Child Transitioning To Adulthood

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My son is now 17 years old. I can hardly believe it. Time has gone by so quickly. I’ve been doing some research on what is required to be appointed his guardian once he turns 18. It varies, not only by state, but also by county and city. I found out that . . . → Read More: Autism Child Transitioning To Adulthood

Effect of Video Games on Autism Symptoms

(Press Release)MADISON, Wis. — At the age of 9, Xavier Hansen already has it figured out. Someday, he is going to be the boss.

 

“He has great aspirations to make things,” says his mom, Gail. “His goals are to own a movie theater. He wants to be in charge. If he . . . → Read More: Effect of Video Games on Autism Symptoms

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