I can't afford to study anymore and want to get started on my career path ASAP.The autism job is as a support worker helping them with day to day living.
I also have office experience.
But what to do next? I feel like I'm getting older now and still not getting anywhere! Please help!
I'm planning on doing a documentary on the difficulties of an perfectly qualified autistic boy getting a job. I don't know what the outcomes will be, so I'm wondering if people will discriminate and not hire him because of his disability. What do you think his chances will be against someone applying for the same job without a disability?
In many cases, workers take on starter jobs as they prepare for their targeted career. For example, one might work as a chef at a restaurant while saving up to take advanced culinary classes, while a business person might start as an intern at a corporate business as he or she saves up for grad school in business. What is the equivalent for someone going into Clinical Psychology? Because volunteering does not generate money, I'm wondering what type of paid experience is relevant to the job.
Because I have autism at the age of five. But now i'm 25 years old, I have High functioning autism. So can you tell me what's the difference between these two?
I know that all states have to do IEP's and help a child with autism. But realistically, some states have a better education system then others. I want to know which states have a better chance of helping my son succeed in life. And yes, we are more than willing to move within the next year.
I am a highschooler. I have had alot of autistic friend and have also babysat alot of autistic kids. I have also worked with autistic kids and helped a 2 year old start to talk and learn his colors. I am looking for some ideas on jobs to work with autistic kids. For now it would be nice to be able to volunteer with autistic kids. But in the future I would like to have a career in helping autistic kids. I would like to know every kind of job there is to work with autistic kids. I am also looking for classes I can take to help with working with autistic kids. I am taking psycolgy but i would like to be prepared as much as I can in working with autistic kids. Thank you for your help and sugestions.
Would you be interested in finding if there is a relationship between paternal age and autism currently in the US? What specific questions do you want answered? Do you want pre-natal testing worked on?
. We need to get the data.You know how horrible the situation is for these kids and yet people keep ignoring the father's age issue. It is not fair to to be so cavalier about the risks of later fathering because the parents are not the ones who have such agonizing lives. We now know that s***m mutate. If guys want to become fathers late I think they should banks their semen in their 20s. I hope you speak out,because you know a lot about the realities. I wish you the best in your work.
Maybe you could write a book about your experience because someone has to tell it like it is. It is not to make anyone feel guilty but to make people aware of reality.
Thank you, it is very exciting. In a 1980 study of autism in Sweden 34 was the mean age of the fathers and at that time this mean age was much older than the fathers is the non -affected group. I hope a lot of money goes to programs to help these kids as they grow up. But we may need to re-think what is an older father. Certainly 32 seems quite young now-a days. Alex
My son is 5 and he has his first visit with the doctor to check him for autism. He can talk and he is really smart however there are several sensory issues and he has many developmental delays. He is having problems in school with his behavior and the guidance counselor informed me that she thought that he had autism. I had recently read an article in a magazine about autism and had come to the conclusion already. It really reassured me that I was possible onto the right thing finally. It has been a long journey to get here but I am still very terrified about the first doctor visit. Any advice on this matter would be very helpful!
My friend's son was just diagnosed with autism and I want to do everything I can to help support her. I'm looking for the best book to read that will help me understand autism and what I can do to help my friend and her son. Also how to teach my own son what to expect and how to be a good friend to him.
And what is the pay?
If I went ahead and got my masters, what jobs could i get and what would the pay be for that career?
I have a bachelors degree in sociology and would like to continue my education with a masters degree. However before doing so I would like to get experience working with children with autism. I found a place where I can volunteer with children with autism but I'm also looking for paid work in northern California. If there any places you can post I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
Insurance companies often treat autism as if it was a psychological condition to avoid paying insurance claims. My daughter needed general anesthesia to have a cavity treated by the dentist. The insurance company denied the claim stating: "General Anesthesia is not a treatment for autism". We appealed the claim and lost... :-(
I am 22 and im attending community college. i currently work as an aid in a classroom with autistic children and i know that i want to work with autistic children as a career. I definately dont want to be a teacher. I was thinking for of a behavior therapist but as I try and research i cant find any information. Are there any other jobs or careers where I can work with autistic children? I wanted to major in Psychology and I was thinking some sort of therapy.... suggestions?
I have always wondered how people with disabilities like if they have aspergers, severe trouble with interviewing skills, and who are completely retarded, how can they get jobs?? Are they able to succeed in an interview if someone speaks for them as like an enterpentur or something? Would they have an excuse if they have a disability to get hired? Especially like aspergers?
I have a friend that is 22 years old and portraits a lot of symptoms of Autism. Her mom swears that there is nothing wrong with her, but I worry. Is it possible that she does have it and not know it?
Well from what I know both of her parents were very smart and so is she. Her intelligence is above average but like I said she does somethings that make me worry about her. Like she is constantly on her toes when she walks, and she gets these very violent *twitches* for lack of a better word where her entire arm or leg spasms and when we were kids she thought it was fun to bang her head on brick walls by our house. It also takes a lot to hurt her physically. For example she closed her hand in a car door and after 10 minutes she said it didn't hurt anymore.
What kind of jobs are more suitable for such people (say guys)?
@ Anonymous: I hate people like you wholeheartedly. What is stupid about this question, you prick?
I feel like I have always wanted to help people and I feel closely emotional with special needs people. I don't know, maybe helping special needs people is what I was made for. I was wondering if you guys could help me out and suggest jobs that I could do that in.
I will have a bachelors degree in Psychology with 2 minors.One in Mental Health Services(Goal to become a Mental Health Counselor after Graduate school) and one in Social Work.What kind of jobs are available with this degree?
I'm a sophomore in college and currently a chemistry major, but I want to change my major since I'm now considering working with children who have autism. I'm not exactly sure what to major in and what specific career either. The only majors that I know of that is related to what I want to do is psychology and speech and hearing science. However, everyone keeps saying that majoring in psychology is useless. I'm not sure if I want to work as a speech pathologist though.
How many years of college does it usually require to be able to have a career working with disabled individuals (autism, down syndrome, etc) . some things that I would be interested in are counseling and teaching people with special needs, but I don't know specifically what I would want to do... are there some general courses in college that I could take to get a general idea? and I want to go to a community college to start off with, before transferring to a four year.