Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., CRC, was diagnosed with autism at age 31. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Zaks provides job development, career support, adult life skills training, and family education to individuals on the spectrum and their loved ones. Author of numerous articles and the book Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults (AAPC 2006), Zaks infuses presentations, professional development workshops, and writings with multiple perspectives. In addition, Zaks teaches courses on autism at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland; serves on the boards of several local and national autism organizations; was appointed to the Maryland Commission on Autism.
The weather is warm and breezy. Kids are out of school. The pace of life seems to slow down, even just a little: It is summer.
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Besides taking a social skills class to cover the basics, what can autistic adults do to enhance social comprehension?
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Imagine yourself to be a rookie cop, two years “on the road,” patrolling an average-sized town in America.
Imagine that you had a tremendous gift, one that could inspire a nation, raise autism awareness ...
These days, when one hears “Healthcare,” political strife is often the first thing that comes to mind.
These days autism appears to be the disorder du jour and headlines about the newest autism breakthroughs are everywhere. Sometimes filled with jargon or unfamiliar references,...
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