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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.

September 09, 2014

Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro interviewed Tiffany Johnson to discuss her work as a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Business. As a member of the Management & Organization department, she has been using survey and interview data to better understand the workplace experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Kerry Magro: Hey Tiffany! Can you tell our audience a little bit about your background in the field of autism?

September 08, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (September 8, 2014) -- Autism Speaks has named Angela Lello, a policy expert in Medicaid and longterm care and the mother of a child with autism, as its first Director of Housing and Community Living. The position was created in response to the rapid growth of individuals with autism "aging out" of school-based services into adulthood and the lack of services that await them.

August 25, 2014

(August 25, 2014) - Aaron Seldomridge is a 21-year-old with autism whose parents are focused on integrating him into his local community as much as possible. 

During Aaron's first trip to his local Starbucks in March, his mom asked barista Anisa Dujnic if they had a picture menu he might use to order. On his next visit, Anisa came over with one and walked him through the ordering process using the pictures. From there, a unique bond was formed.