Adults with Autism in the News

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Top 10 Recent News Stories

[Video] Car Wash Offers Employment to Autistic Young Adults
NBCnews.com

Employing People with Disabilities: It's Right and Smart
International Labour Organization - ILO.org

Autism's First Child
TheAtlantic.com

BTN LiveBIG: Innovation, Opportunity at AutonomyWorks with Bryan Van Dyke
Big Ten Network - BTN.com

US News & World Report Features Postsecondary Scholarships for the Autism Community
AutismSpeaks.org

[Video] Addressing Special Needs for Adults with Autism
Kare11.com

Waisman Center Helps Adolescents with Autism Transition Into Adulthood
BadgerHerald.com

A Young Artist Portrays His 'Ideal World' on Canvas
Philly.com

[Audio] Autism Offers Special Challenges After Graduation
MPRnews.org

Ontario Eliminating Wait Lists for Developmental Service
TheStar.com

Autism Speaks Announces Results of National Housing Survey!

Despite the extraordinary need for housing and support services, only 24% of caregivers reported that the individual is currently on a waiting list to receive these services. Just one in four caregivers is currently saving for the future housing needs of the individual. These statistics highlight the drastic need for funding for these families to help connect individuals with the housing and residential support services that will allow them to thrive as adults. The results from the survey clearly indicate there must be greater awareness and better education of families of individuals with autism regarding the steps to take at an early age to ensure access to housing and residential supports for when they reach adulthood. Click here to read the executive summary.

 

Autism Speaks Announces 2013 Postsecondary Education Scholarship Award Winners!

Autism Speaks recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund. 11 postsecondary institutions were selected, including four-year and two-year colleges, vocational programs and transition programs that support teens and young adults with ASDs. Autism Speaks also launched its Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide designed to help young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families explore various educational opportunities beyond high school. Click here to learn more!