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VisAbility Art Lab: Arts, Employment, and Inclusion

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For many adults with autism, the arts are a lifeline. They promote sensory integration, emotional growth, creative thinking, and, in a group setting, can even create opportunities for friendship. While some autistic adults create art for therapeutic or recreational benefits; others pursue careers as fine artists, using their talents to earn a source of income by marketing and selling high-quality […]

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Video Recap: Autism After 21 Day Inaugural Breakfast Focuses On Employment

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Did you know that 85% of adults on the autism spectrum are unemployed or underemployed? While these adults are capable […]

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VIDEO | Employment at Madison Fields: Nathan’s Story

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  This video was created for Madison Fields by an incredible group of film students at the Universities at Shady Grove. […]

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Autism in Women: Misdiagnoses, Confusion, and Unresolved Issues

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The specific issues that adult autistic women face are often left out of conversations about autism and autistic adults. While […]

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Exercise and health

Let’s Get Physical Part II: Exercise and Health Issues in Adults with Autism

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Exercise for autistic adults is too often neglected. While children with autism may flourish by taking advantage of numerous opportunities […]

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Autism After 21 Day

Montgomery County Proclaims April 21st as “Autism After 21 Day”

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To boost awareness of the various needs of adults with autism, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Councilmember Craig Rice, and […]

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Spring Cleaning: Organization Solutions for Autism

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Clutter in a living space can be a huge stressor for people with autism because it can contribute to sensory […]

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“Tell Us About Yourself”: Autistic Adults Confront the Dreaded Job Interview

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As I find myself graduating from college this spring, the interview process for potential jobs seems like the most daunting […]

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Helping Your Loved One with Autism Cope With Feelings of Loss

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Losing a loved one, a pet, a valuable object, or a routine can be distressing for anyone, causing grief, anxiety, […]

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video games and autism

Video Games and Autism: Helpful or Harmful?

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It can happen to anyone. You start playing Minecraft or Skyrim, and before you know it, hours have passed and […]

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let's get physical

Let’s Get Physical: Exercise, Socialization, and SPIRIT Club

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“Let’s Get Physical” is a two-part series on the importance of exercise for autistic adults. Stay tuned for Part II. […]

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