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What options do individuals with autism and their families have after they turn twenty-two? As the population of adults with autism increases, many will require comprehensive services, and supervision. What do we know about today's services? More...
Last month, we focused on the transition back to school. We heard from many families who wanted us to highlight ways they could play a part in their child's education. One parent wrote, "I want to make sure my child is making More...
The Family Services team at Autism Speaks interacts with families affected by autism on a daily basis. Lots of families have shared stories, sought help, or asked questions about legal issues. Many families are looking to better understand what they More...
Social Mixers offer an opportunity for young people with autism to practice social skills and become more involved in their community. The process of teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) socialization skills varies widely 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...
Every day new technology is changing our lives in ways we never imagined. For individuals with autism, some new technologies can improve communication, assist in the development of social skills, and enhance the ability to learn. This month's More...
It's no secret that raising a child with autism can be expensive. Between doctor's appointments, therapy sessions, after school programs, etc., the costs can get very overwhelming for families affected by autism. The Autism Speaks Autism 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...
"First Responders" are those public safety officials - such as police officers or firefighters - who respond to emergency situations. On a daily basis these first responders encounter a multitude of individuals in emergency situations. 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...