May 2012

Autism in the News - 05.14.12

Author: 
Autism Speaks

Autism Study: 1 In 3 Young Adults With Autism Have Few Job Prospects Years After High School Graduation (Chicago, Ill.)
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 said. Read more.

Mom Ready for Some Rip Roaring, Sensory-Friendly NASCAR Fun!

Author: 
Autism Speaks

 

Melissa Olimpaito is the mom of a 15 year-old boy on the autism spectrum who is a NASCAR fanatic. She wrote this heartfelt note to our friends at Dover Speedway.

 

Weekly Whirl - Celebrating Moms!

Author: 
Autism Speaks

 

Autism in the News -05.11.12

Author: 
Autism Speaks

Changes to autism manual (The Gainesville Herald)
If Timmy gets upset in school, he asks to be excused and goes to a stall in the restroom. After he closes the door, he flaps his arms. Read more.

Half-Sibs & Autism Risk

Author: 
thescienceteam

My child from a previous marriage has autism. I’m now remarried and wondering what the chances are that we will have a child affected by ASD?

This week’s “Got Questions?” answer is from Autism Speaks Director of Research for Environmental Sciences Alycia Halladay, Ph.D.

Autism in the News - 05.10.12

Author: 
Autism Speaks

Utah autism treatment pilot struggles for funding (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Despite assurances during the Legislative session that major insurance companies and a bank would donate $1 million toward a new autism treatment pilot, the state has not yet received any money. Read more.

'My Employer is Self-Insured. How Do I Get Autism Benefits?'

Author: 
Autism Speaks

The webchat was hosted by Lorri Unumb, Esq., Vice President for State Government Affairs.

 

Inclusion + Technology = HOPE

Author: 
Autism Speaks

This is a guest blog post from Marc Sirkin, Autism Speaks VP Social Marketing and Online Fundraising.

Outreach to California Underserved Communities is Needed

Author: 
Autism Speaks

 

This blog post is from Marianne Sullivan, RN, MN, Assistant Director of National Outreach and Resources in Family Services