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A rewarding career helping children with autism lead productive lives
Volunteering with teenagers and children with special needs when she was a secondary school student led Ms Aishah Zaini to discover her interest in working in the field of mental health and education. One of the voluntary welfare organisations where she helped at was special education school Rainbow Centre. There she first encountered children with special...
Food allergies connected to children with autism spectrum disorder
A new study from the University of Iowa finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD. Wei Bao, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UI College of Public Health and the study's corresponding author, says the finding...
The Benefits Of Employing People With Autism
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Not a term that rolls off the tongue easily but increasingly big corporations such as Microsoft and SAP have launched programs to attract candidates with ASD for roles which require certain skill sets. ASD is the name for a range of conditions that affect the way a person sees the world,...