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Middletown-based firm connects people on autism spectrum with employers willing to invest in loyal workers – Middletown Press

Photo: Cassandra Day / Hearst Connecticut Media Luke Whalen, 21, of Durham, left, jokes with O’Rourke’s Diner proprietor Brian O’Rourke Tuesday afternoon in Middletown throughout a break from sweeping the flooring. Whalen, who has excessive-functioning autism and has been working on the restaurant since August, is an ideal match for …

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Students with autism learn to sail – Royal Gazette

Royal Gazette Students with autism learn to sailRoyal GazetteStudents attending Paget Primary faculty’s autism division have learnt how to “belief the unknown” by means of the Endeavour’s schooling-by means of-crusing programme. According to Freda Trimm, particular assist instructor on the faculty, the scholars have been taught how … and more » Source …

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Autism expert to talk work on Rain Man, appreciation of spectrum – The Sheboygan Press

Darold Treffert, outdoors the Treffert Center.(Photo: Photo courtesy of Agnesian HealthCare) SHEBOYGAN – Darrold Treffert’s fascination with autism and savant syndrome started in 1962 when, as a younger physician, he turned intrigued by the juxtaposition of capacity and incapacity inside one particular person. Despite being severely disabled and mute, one affected …

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