Family Services

Autism Speaks Local Grants Application Open!

(June 2, 2014) - Autism Speaks is excited to announce the opening of applications f... More...

Local Grants

*New! June 2, 2014 - Applications for the Autism Speaks Local Grant programs are open! About the Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants

The focus of our Family Services Local Grants is three-fold:

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ATN/AIR-P Guides to Pica for Parents and Professionals

Pica, the repeated eating of non-food items, is the eating disorder most often displayed by c... More...

June Home of the Month: Project 1212

This month's Home of the Month highlights a successful residential living program for adults with autism to help enhance their independence and provide a strong sense of community!

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Parents Face Challenges Getting Services for Children with Autism

Date: May 21, 2014 -

A story for Fox NY looks at the challenges faced by parents trying to keep their kids with autism safe in New York City schools. Lynn Decker, the mother of two children with autism, describes her fights... More...

Inaugural Parent to Parent Town Hall Meeting Held in Chicago

On May 6, 2014, families, professionals, and educators gathered together at the inaugural “Parent to Parent Town Hall Meeting” sponsored by Autism Speaks and held at Wood Oaks Jr. High School in Northbrook, Illinois.

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Autism and the College Experience

(May 12, 2014) - Today the Interactive Autism Network posted part three in a series examining the research and reality of the transition to adulthood that focused on... More...

Connecticut Department of Developmental Services Makes Announcement on Housing for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

(May 9, 2014) - Connecticut state legislature recently added $4 million in funding for placements of state residents with intellectual disabilitiesin new apartments and group homes. Individuals could start moving in as early ... More...

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