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Teacher Videotapes And Teases Autistic Child Stuck In Chair

Teacher Videotapes And Teases Autistic Child Stuck In Chair

'Do you want to get tasered?' she asked him

Video of a Michigan teacher and the school principal watching and teasing an autistic fifth-grader stuck in a chair goes viral. The teacher videoed the event. Read More »

Second Man Sentenced in Penis Tattoo Prank

Second Man Sentenced in Penis Tattoo Prank

Young autistic man told it would be a tiger and dragon

A second man was jailed for his part in tattooing a 16-inch penis onto the back of an autistic man in Australia under the pretense of inking a Chinese symbol. Read More »

Mass. Town Official Charged In $500,000 Theft While On Probation

Mass. Town Official Charged In $500,000 Theft While On Probation

Some people just don't learn the lesson the first time. A pension manager in Maynard, Mass., faces felony theft charges for the second time in just months. On Tuesday, Timothy McDaid (pictured, left) was charged with stealing $521,000 from the town's retirement fund -- a mere eight months after he pleaded... Read More »

New Jobs Crisis: Unemployed Autistic Adults

New Jobs Crisis: Unemployed Autistic Adults

By Lindsey Tanner CHICAGO -- One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's a poorer showing than those with other disabilities including those who are mentally disabled, the researchers... Read More »

Company Hires Adults With Asperger's To Test Software

Company Hires Adults With Asperger's To Test Software

By Carla K. Johnson HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) -- The software testers at Aspiritech are a collection of characters. Katie Levin talks nonstop. Brian Tozzo hates driving. Jamie Specht is bothered by bright lights, vacuum cleaners and the feel of carpeting against her skin. Rider Hallenstein draws cartoons of... Read More »

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