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Blue Horizons for Autism Takes Flight in Three More Cities!

October 16, 2014

(October 15, 2014) -- Autism Speaks was excited to partner with JetBlue Airways to host three Blue Horizons events this week in Sacramento, San Diego and Santiago, Dominican Republic!

Blue Horizons for Autism provides families in the autism community with the opportunity to practice the full air travel experience in a realistic and fun setting. All three events were a huge success!

Autism Speaks Launches Anti-bullying Partnership with!

October 13, 2014

(October 14, 2014) -- Autism Speaks is excited to partner with on a campaign to reduce the in-school bullying that has become far too common in the autism community. is one of the largest organizations for young people and social change. Their 2.9 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment.

Utah Survey Finds 19% of Students with IEPs Not in School or Working One Year After School Ends

October 06, 2014

(October 6, 2014) -- The Salt Lake Tribune reported on a Utah State Office of Educaiton survey of students with Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, who left school in 2011. The study found that 19% of the students surveyed were not working or going to school one year later. Previous studies estimate the percentage of students specifically with autism not working or in school to be significantly higher. 

Parents of Young Adult with Autism Share Thoughts on Current Adult Services System

October 02, 2014

(October 2, 2014) -- PBS NewsHour shared an opinion piece by Renee Gordon and Dr. Barry Gordon, parents of 22-year-old Alex, who has autism. In the piece, titled Adults with Autism Deserve A System That Allows Them to Thrive, the Gordons share their experiences with Alex, as well as their thoughts on the current state of the services system for adults with autism. Dr. Gordon is a former member of the Autism Speaks Scientific Review Board.

Tips on Working With Colleagues Who Have Autism

September 30, 2014

(Sept. 30, 2014) – It has been said there is so much more for the workforce to learn about working with a colleague on the autism spectrum. These coworkers can contribute some of the brightest insights, but are sometimes misunderstood because of the common characteristics associated with autism. Today, Forbes highlights different tips for working with colleagues on the spectrum.