Communicating with the Autistic Adult

Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have communication issues when dealing with the general public.  It is helpful to understand what the autistic individual  experiences and feels in order to effectively interact with them in personal, social and work environments. Autis
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Autism is not a “Four-Letter” Word

For many, the word “Autism” has a negative connotation.  People equate Autism with “disability”, and assume that all those with ASD are non-functioning and require constant supervision.  This is not the case – studies vary with numbers of 30-50% as “
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Updates to the DSM-V: What do the changes mean to families living with Autism?

In order to receive a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, a person must have all three of the following deficits: Problems reciprocating social or emotional interaction – This can include difficulty establishing or maintaining back-and-forth conversations and interactions, in
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Starting to give autistic adults hands on training

We have started to provide an environment where we can give autistic adults a chance to get hands-on training and work experience to autistic adults. Right now, this is all in the area of Graphic Design lead by Mandi and Scottie. We started this just this week and hope to see this gro
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What is Normal?

It seems that many people with Asperger’s or another high functioning autism spectrum disorder (which is way too long to use regularly) object to the term “normal”.  The rigors of school, particularly high school, mean that it all too often gets used pejoratively, as
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High Unemployment, Low Wages Plague Disabled Adults

According to a new article from Autism Speaks, (located here) “Americans with disabilities experience higher unemployment rates than the general population and those who are employed tend to hold low-paying jobs, work part-time and earn less than their counterparts, according to
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Should you tell your employer you have Autism?

There is a time and a place for everything – choose your appropriate moment wisely. It is probably not a good idea to mention this at the job interview, or application stage. The Autistic Spectrum is not widely understood by society, and we cannot expect that to change any time soon.
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Walk for Autism Resource Fair

Consurgo Services will have a table at the Resource Fair for the Huntsville Walk for Autism!  This benefit for the Autism Society of Alabama is being held tomorrow, Saturday April 13th, from 8:30 am.  The Resource Fair will be at the Hampton Cove Middle School, where the walk is start
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Consurgo’s first creative meeting

On April 3rd Consurgo decided to get together and have a creative meeting to design t-shirts, logos, and add to our website. We came up with a lot of good ideas and got everyone working together on a creative level.  
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