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  1. 10 high rated apps for adolescents, adults with autism

    The limited amount of apps designed for adolescents through adults on the spectrum is a strong indicator that this population is often overlooked. From this limited supply of apps designed for teenagers and adults, we have listed below some that are highly rated by users and apps that are proficient, but have yet to earn enough reviews to warrant a rating one way or another. These apps are designed to help increase sociability, independence, and overall life skills in day-to-day situations.

    Posted on 4/17/2014 1:23:09 PM

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  2. History of autism graphic


    Posted on 4/16/2014 6:46:39 AM

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  3. U.S. Autism Rates Jump 30% From 2012

    One in 68 eight-year-olds in the U.S. is now affected by autism spectrum disorder, according to new CDC data. The prevalence of autism has continued to climb upward, from affecting 1 in every 150 eight-year-olds studied in 2000, to 1 in 88 in 2008

    Posted on 3/31/2014 7:04:32 AM

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  4. Autism Talents Sought by Companies

    Major companies are becoming aware to the fact that people with autism may have some extraordinary talents to offer competitive industries. The talents that autism may bring are being sought after by some companies. These companies feel skills unique to autistic people may boost their bottom line.

    Posted on 3/31/2014 7:03:51 AM

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All sortsa positive news about autism, this mailing.

This is a quick note to let you know what's now showing at Autism Hangout... and a few programs yet to come. 


"Ask Dr. Tony"

Dr. Tony Attwood and I SKYPED for 40 minutes last week as he answered 13 questions about autism. All had been submitted by either Autism Hangout members or subscribers on Youtube. ALL were excellent questions dealing with anxiety/stress, bedwetting, eating disorders, sensory issues and more. Hear what today's leading expert on autism/Asperger's offers as advice.  Available in 3 parts!



"Autism and Employment" - An "Autism in the Workplace - Job Success!" Update

I had the good fortune of attending a business conference sponsored by the Autism Society of MN (AuSM) last week. Temple spoke, but to me the most inspiring talks were by representatives of Best Buy, 3M and Cargill. All three companies are now looking for and hiring people on the spectrum for their unique strengths and values. Based on their success stories, clearly it's paying off.  Hopefully, this "good news" will be heard by the HR departments of any business needing reliable, honest, intelligent, skilled employees.  Spread the word!

Meet Nolan's social worker, Rosemary. A "Movin' Out" Update

For those of you that have been following Nolan's move to a group home, I finally had a chance to sit down and interview our social worker.  Social workers have a tough job. Determining an independent living situation for someone on the spectrum has got to be one of the more difficult challenges they face.  Assessing the client's needs, evaluating the alternatives for best fit, meeting parent's expectations... and THEN figuring out the financial situation takes intelligence and perseverance. Meet Rosemary, one of the best of the best in the social care system. And fortunately for us, Nolan's social worker. :)

Meet Autism App Tester, Gary James

Gary James is on a mission. As a father of two special needs kids, he's reviewing every app he can find that will help them. And he's discovering treasures! Gary's efforts are benefiting his kids... but he knows they can help many more. As such, Gary has dedicated a website to document his findings. Anyone can read his candid, in-depth reviews and comments and find learning treasures for their kids. Note that Gary is freely sharing his time, learnings and resources. Like so many people in this extraordinarily compassionate and generous autism community, Gary is helping us all learn to "thrive with autism." Thanks, Gary! More at:

And coming up!

I've got more interviews with thought leaders planned for the next few weeks including: 

Wrong Planet founder - Alex Plank

Autism Women's Network founder - Sharon da Vanport

Proloquo2go developer David Niemeijer talking about his newest product, Pictello

And MANY more (literally).  :)

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Special Reports

Crack the Books! A new concept in interactive books!

Today we have a guest returning for an unprecedented 7th time! Kyle Tomson has already made a name for himself with his incredible Sentence Builder, Question Builder, Story Builder, Language Builder and Conversation Builder apps -- But today he's here to tell us about "Crack the Books!" an incredible new concept in interactive tablet books. And he's got a kickstarter campaign in place to make sure this revolutionary, helpful tool is around for years to come. Autism Hangout, please welcome today's guest, app developer Kyle Tomson.

Posted on 4/1/2014 10:30:26 AM

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