Today’s Solutions: October 24, 2021

Neurodiversity

The week of May 19th, The Optimist Daily will focus on Neurodiversity.

Not your neurotypical consultant: demand for autistic tech experts surges

Autistic adults often experience difficulty in finding work, but IT consultancy and social enterprise Auticon reports a rise in demand for their skills. Launched in London last year, Auticon is a social enterprise that exclusively helps adults with autism find work in IT. It offers support from Read More...

Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with Autism spectrum disorder

Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial. Studies have shown an association between the risk of autism spectrum disorder and vitamin D insufficiency. In this latest study, 109 children with autism spectrum disorder were randomized to receive four months of vitamin D3 Read More...

Thorkil Sonne: Autism entrepreneur

President of the Party of European Socialists and former prime minister of Denmark, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen nominates Thorkil Sonne for his work in helping those with autism thrive in the workplace. | Jan/Feb 2010 issue Thorkil Sonne. Founder, Specialisterne. Copenhagen, Read More...

Improve mental health with neurofeedback

How you can train your brain to help reduce stress, enhance creativity and improve mental health. Blaine Greteman | March 2009 issue As Vicki Wyatt attaches electrodes to my scalp with a generous glop of slimy goo, I'll admit I'm a little skeptical about the calming effects of the treatment I'm Read More...