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Latest News on Autism from Around the World

This section contains news items about autism taken from a wide range of sources, including the Research Autism Press Office

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How to manage autism in the workplace

We live in a world where many organisations are struggling to understand and fulfil their legal obligations to people with disabilities. Fitness for work poses significant professional challenges for occupational physicians in a litigious society keen to point the finger when something goes wrong.

31st August 2015

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The man who wants us to embrace autism

Fifteen years ago, Steve Silberman was working as a journalist for Wired magazine in San Francisco, as the digital revolution was really taking off. He was sitting in a cafe, telling a friend how he’d recently met two Silicon Valley power couples, each with a profoundly autistic child, when a teacher at the next table overheard and butted in: “There’s an epidemic of autism in Silicon Valley. Something terrible is happening to our children.” Silberman’s story on the topic, The Geek Syndrome, was published by Wired in 2001.

29th August 2015

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