Community Connections

Download the IEP Guide here! Individualized Education Program (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips from Goodwin Procter LLP After months of research, a team of lawyers at Goodwin Procter LLP has generously put together a helpful guide More...
Faith is a very important part of life for so many families in the autism community. Many of these families often feel held back from becoming a part of their religious community because of their child's diagnosis. They might feel excluded, or More...
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School is out, the sun is shining, and it is the time of year when we all begin to think about planning some down time - maybe even a vacation! Whether it is a family camping trip, or a visit to a foreign country, these vacations involve travel in More...
Happy Holidays from Autism Speaks! The holidays can be a hectic, stressful time for all families. This time of year can be especially overwhelming for families of individuals with autism. Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you More...
Thanksgiving is here! This holiday can be stressful and overwhelming for anyone, but particularly for individuals with autism and their families. We hope our resources and tips help increase your family's enjoyment during this Thanksgiving More...
This month's Community Connections is all about celebrating dads, sharing their experiences and offering a better understanding of the impact on fathers of raising a child with autism. We hope you find this Community Connections page inspiring More...
Summer Camp: The Perfect Place to Have Some Fun! Summer camp can be one of the best experiences for people with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Speaks has just announced the recipients of our Baker Summer Camp Grants program, and  More...
"My greatest hope for my son with autism entering kindergarten is that he makes friends and is encouraged to be social while being safe." The transition from summer back to school can be tough for everyone, especially families of More...
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Currently, there are far too many adults with autism who are fully capable of succeeding and thriving in the workplace and are unemployed or underemployed. Adults with autism have a More...