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This is a guest post by Allison Rogers.  Allison is a lawyer in private practice in Washington D.C. and volunteers actively with Autism Speaks in their housing policy initiative.  She has a younger brother, Adam, who has autism.
 

New Feature Allows Parents to View Examples of Different Treatment Options

Autism Speaks, together with First Signs, a leader in educating parents and professionals about the early signs of autism and related d

January 05, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 5, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, together with First Signs, a leader in educating parents and professionals about the early signs of autism and related disorders, and Florida State University’s Autism Institute today announced the launch of a new treatment section of its acclaimed online Autism Video Glossary, giving parents an important new tool as they work to determine the best treatment options for their child.

Autism Speaks has been awarded a $75,000 grant from QBE the Americas to develop a new Employment Tool Kit, which will highlight the val

December 19, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 19, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, has been awarded a $75,000 grant from QBE the Americas to develop a new Employment Tool Kit, which will highlight the valuable contributions people with autism can provide to potential employers, including businesses, non-profit groups and government agencies.

Today we launched a consolidated grant search engine on autismspeaks.org that contains all of the research and community grants that we have funded since 2006. This comprehensive search gives our community and staff a complete picture of the impact that Autism Speaks has on the community and around the world.
 

By Lisa Murray-Johnson, PhD, The Ohio State University Medical Center and Ohio State University Nisonger Center
 

New Sections Provide Information on Addressing Safety in the Home and the Community, as well as Addressing Sexual Abuse

Autism Speaks introduced 11 new sections to its popular Autism Safety Project on the Autism Speaks website. The new sections of the Aut

December 12, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 12, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today introduced 11 new sections to its popular Autism Safety Project on the Autism Speaks website. Safety is a concern for all parents, but given the challenges of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), safety is even more critical.

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Hello everyone! Welcome to our Family Services Office Hours! We are here to help answer your questions, and provide you with some great resources!

 

Protecting our children and loved ones from sexual abuse and violence is of the utmost importance. For those living with autism and other disabilities, this protection is even more critical. Sexual abuse is tragically far too prevalent in today’s society. The statistics are staggering: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls suffer from sexual abuse before the age of 18. Additionally, the U.S.