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Business Etiquette with Autism: Or, How to Be Professional Without Exhausting Yourself

See also: April is Autism Acceptance Month. Employers value “soft skills”: problem-solving, team-based collaboration, clear communications, time management, flexibility, self-control. Which is why the majority of U.S. adults with autism are unemployed: autistic brains have limited executive-function capacities, which regulate…
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5 Apps to Help You Manage Your Family’s Mental Health and Well-Being | Parenting Special Needs Magazine

It’s springtime and by now you have likely settled into the new year. Perhaps you are crushing your new year’s goals or maybe you feel like you are barely surviving? We get it. We, at BridgingApps, have been keeping an eye out for…
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Assistive Technology in Schools: Top Things Every Parent Should Know

How much do you know about your child’s right to use assistive technology (AT) in school? The U.S. Department of Education has recently issued new guidelines, published this January as Myths and Facts Surrounding Assistive Technology Devices and Services. Here…

When You’re Born with It: Managing Lifelong Disabilities

The term “birth defect” is falling out of favor, as people rightly resent implications of being “defective.” This writer personally prefers “congenital disabilities”; the World Health Organization speaks of “congenital anomalies”; but for the present, “birth defects” remains the official…