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Understanding the Spectrum - a comic strip explanation. By Rebecca Burgess For version in Spanish click here Rebecca Burgess is a freelance comic artist and illustrator living in the UK.

Understanding the Spectrum - a comic strip explanation

She has an interest in history and folk songs that runs through alot of her work. Her obsession with comics runs into her spare time, where she draws two webcomics! Rebecca also likes to play video games, explore the countryside and dress like a time traveler! Rebecca’s tumblr where this comic was originally posted is Archie is a character in a webcomic – Other blogs you may like: 12 Things That Make me WeirdBaby Talk: Why do people talk to Autistic Adults like they were Infants. Autism in workers can benefit employers, Curtin University study finds. Posted Employing people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefits employers and their organisations without costing any extra, according to new research by Curtin University.

Autism in workers can benefit employers, Curtin University study finds

The study, which is the first of its kind in Australia, surveyed employers and employees from a range of industries and occupations. Lead researcher Delia Hendrie said people with ASD performed better in some areas than counterparts without ASD, and the cost of employing people with and without the disorder was comparative. "Contrary to preconceived ideas, [the research] found that there were no additional costs to employers of employing people on the autism spectrum," Dr Hendrie said.

"There were some benefits in that this group performed better across certain areas. "These include the quality of their work, their work ethic and their attention to detail. " Dr Hendrie said there were mixed results elsewhere. Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) How to support job seekers with autism. We have developed this fact sheet to provide information and direction on supporting people with an autism spectrum disorder.

How to support job seekers with autism

It is a starting point for a range of matters you may wish to consider when offering employment related support to this group of job seekers. Note: Autism spectrum disorders will be referred to as autism throughout this document. Understanding autism and its impact on job performance People with disability are usually experts in their own needs, and will understand the impact of their disability on work performance and what workplace adjustments they may need at interviews, while training or on the job.

However people with autism may not necessarily have a great level of self awareness in these areas and may require additional assistance with these matters in order to find and keep a job. Social skill difficulties stem from an inability to read others and can include: Areas of functioning important to employment may be affected and include: Put the person first. Volunteering & paid work: teens with autism spectrum disorder. Teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can get a lot out of volunteer and paid work.

Volunteering & paid work: teens with autism spectrum disorder

The first step is matching your child’s interests and strengths to work opportunities. Future work opportunities for your child with ASD As your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) moves through the teenage years, you and your child might start to think more about her future work opportunities. If your child has some specific interests – as teenagers with ASD often do – you could think about whether his interests could fill gaps in the paid and volunteer workforce.

For example, your child might be really keen on working with families of children with ASD, doing graphic design or walking dogs for the elderly. Volunteer and paid work in the teenage years can help you and your child figure out whether these interests can be turned into longer-term employment goals. Volunteering Volunteering involves a person giving some of their time to help support a project or cause.

Young adults on the autism spectrum face tough prospects for jobs and independent living. How To Find Your Career on the Autism Spectrum. 34 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for Adults with Autism. Autism should not become a hindrance when it comes to finding and retaining employment as one grows older.

34 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for Adults with Autism

The disorder could affect everything from the ability to separate the senses to the onset of meltdowns parents are often faced with. Certain factors like pollution could aggravate the risk of birthing an autistic child while the bright lights and large crowds at malls could make pictures with Santa near impossible and Sensitive Santas necessary. ALSO SEE: An Autism Breakfast That Changed Mom’s Perspective: How an Unexpected Encounter Helped One Parent To Cope With Autism Stress. Parents of autistic children are not the only ones who require special provisions in the workplace or jobs flexible enough to manage both the child and the finances. It is hard enough for the average individual to forge a career path for him or herself, but when a disability poses an obstacle life seems to become all that much more difficult.

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