May 2012

Weekly Whirl - Our Impact at IMFAR!

Author: 
Autism Speaks

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community.

Maplewood Drum Band at IMFAR

Author: 
Autism Speaks


Maplewood Drum Band, comprised of individuals with autism, performed before nearly 2000 at the IMFAR Opening Reception.

Experts Share Latest Findings on Early Intervention

Posted by Alycia Halladay, Ph.D., Autism Speaks director of research for environmental sciences

IMFAR 2012 Preconference Highlights

Author: 
Autism Speaks

This blog post is by Harold Doherty. His son Conor has autism. Visit Harold's blog Facing Autism in New Brunswick for more!

You can find the original post here.

 

Special Issue on Global Autism Research

Posted by Amy Daniels, Ph.D., Autism Speaks assistant director of public health research

This month, the journal Autism Research publishes a special issue titled “Global Perspectives on Autism.” It is the first time an autism journal has dedicated an entire issue to global research.

Autism Reality NB at IMFAR 2012 in Toronto, Canada

Author: 
Autism Speaks

This blog post is by Harold Doherty. His son Conor has autism. Visit Harold's blog Facing Autism in New Brunswick for more!

You can find the original post here.

 

A Mother’s Day Gift: Independent Living for My Son Hunter

Author: 
Autism Speaks

This blog post is from Marianne Sullivan, RN, MN, Assistant Director of National Outreach and Resources on the Family Services Team at Autism Speaks. Her son Hunter, 20 years old, is diagnosed with autism.

Employment of Adults with Autism through Small Business

Author: 
Autism Speaks

This blog post is by Van Hatchell, Director of Marketing and EV Gifts at Extraordinary Ventures, Inc.

Over the past few years the first wave of children diagnosed with ASD in the early ‘90s have entered adulthood. As their parents searched for things their children could do after high school, they began to realize the difficulties associated with an ASD child’s transition into becoming a functioning member of society. Sure, there are some agencies that help coach those with ASD through small jobs, but there are very few places that actually employ them.

Sobering Picture of Young Adults with Autism

Author: 
Autism Speaks

The transition out of the educational system and the process of navigating the new world of adult services can be difficult and complicated.  The study in Pediatrics titled Postsecondary Education and Employment among Youth with an ASD provides important information about the outcomes of individuals with an ASD once they leave the educational system.  We need to continue to evaluate the transition outcomes of all individuals with an ASD, and to develop meaningful transition plans that lead to full lives that may include the opportunity to participate in post-secon

Autism Speaks U Chapter Spotlight: Stonehill College