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New Tool to Help Parents and Professionals Develop Personalized Transition Plans for Young Adults and Adults with Autism

Autism Speaks today released its Community-based Skills Assessment, a new transition assessment tool to help parents and professionals

June 30, 2014
New York, N.Y. (June 30, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today released its Community-based Skills Assessment, a new transition assessment tool to help parents and professionals measure the skill levels and abilities of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) beginning at age 12 and continuing through adulthood.
 
First study on adult drivers with autism reveals self-perceived challenges and self-imposed limits; can tailored driver education help?
June 30, 2014

 

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.

June 20, 2014

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

June 18, 2014

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.