October 2012

Business Perspective: Asbury Automotive Group

My name is Melissa with Asbury Automotive Group, and I wanted to update you on our progress with Asbury’s new café concept, Café Blends: Blending Autism Into the Workplace®. In this blog post, I will be speaking from a business perspective of employing individuals with autism, as part of the Autism Speaks series for National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

Autism and the Right to Vote

By Stuart Spielman, Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel for Autism Speaks

As Election Day 2012 draws nearer, many in the autism community have asked us for clarification on the voting rights of people with autism. Key issues are competence, legal guardianship and voter assistance.

Autism Genomics

Is there such a thing as an autism genome?

This week’s “Got Question” answer comes from Brett Abrahams, PhD, assistant professor of genetics and neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City.

Aspire

This post is by musician Matt Milgliorino. You can find learn more about Matt and listen to his music here.

1 in 88 Can't Wait: We Will Succeed

In a new election video, self-advocate Amy Gravino asks this year’s candidates, “This fall, please don’t break my heart.” And she calls upon the autism community to be a part of the conversation as the nation debates our future. Watch the video below and read Amy's previous blog post on why 1 in 88 Can't Wait.

 

GI Problems and Supplements

“If my child has autism-related GI issues, will this affect his ability to absorb nutrients from multivitamins and other supplements?”

Autism Doesn't Slow Grace Down!

This post is by Megan Douglas, a proud mom and teacher. She is in her nineteenth year of teaching special education. Her two daughters were both internationally adopted. Sophie, 8 years old, is from Haiti and Grace, 14 years old is from Russia. Grace was diagnosed with autism at age six and we've been piecing the puzzle together since before the diagnosis.