As the number of adults with autism rapidly grows, a new study suggests a range of self-reported difficulties that might be addressed by tailored training to support safe driving – a key to independence for many adults.
As addendums to the Autism Speaks Employment Tool Kit, we have created three new tools to help adults with autism as they search for competitive employment in today's job market. The rate of unemployment and underemployment among young adults and adults with autism is far too high and Autism Speaks is committed to doing all we can to help change that.
June 22, 2014 - The body of a five-year-old Texas boy with autism who wandered from his family's home was found in a neighbor's pond yesterday, shortly after his family reported to the Sherriff's Department that the boy was missing.
June 20, 2014 - Tomorrow is the first day of summer and many families will be traveling near and far on vacations. Family Travel Forum interviewed Ilene, the mother of two sons with autism, to get her advice about what has worked for her family.
Her top 3 tips:
1. Alert airlines and hotels ahead of time
2. Make sure your child is comfortable with the airplane
3. Safety First
Spectrum Designs is a Long Island company committed to enhancing the quality of life of people with autism, who often face barriers to employment. The company was started in 2010 by Stella Spanakos, whose son Nicholas was diagnosed with autism as a toddler and is now 22. Spectrum Designs already employs 30 people, most of whom have autism and hopes to expand to satellite locations in order to provide more opportunities for employment for young adults and adults on the autism spectrum.
(June 19, 2014) - Autism Speaks is excited to announce the second round of recipients of the Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund!
(June 17, 2014) - In his column Health Matters with Sanjay Gupta today, Dr. Gupta discussed autism and employment and highlighted the stories of two adults with Asperger Syndrome and their struggles to find jobs.