Autism in the News – 12.21.10
Employers gain access to database to recruit workers with disabilities (United States Department of Labor)
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense, today made available the 2011 Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities database. This resource is intended to assist federal and private-sector employers in identifying workers with disabilities. Read more.
Autistic Children Have More Trouble Searching for Items (My Health News Daily)
Children with autism may have a harder time than other kids searching for items, such as a particularfood in the grocery store, or keys inside a house, a new study suggests. Read more.
Hazleton Area teacher aide accused of abusing autistic student (Hazelton, Penn.)
Alex Shadie didn’t want to answer anymore questions. The boy – trapped within the limiting confines of autism and mental retardation – stuck his fingers in his ears and tucked his feet beneath his legs, sequestering himself from the rest of his 12th-grade special education class. Read more.
Exclusive school admits discrimination (Australia)
An exclusive Perth girls school has been forced to admit it discriminated against an autistic student who was denied a trained aide. Read more.
Manchester Supported Housing Boosted (UK)
Manchester has been granted £1.183 million to create a supported housing scheme for young adults on the autistic spectrum. Read more.