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.
(June 17, 2014) - The fourth round of the AGI Residential/Daily Living Support Course will begin Monday, June 23rd!
(June 12, 2014) - Lettuce Work is a hydroponic lettuce company in New Albany, Ohio whose mission is to foster independence and self-worth for adults with autism by offering specialized training and employment opportunities so they may continue to develop and explore new opportunities.
A story in MD News, a publication for physicians, looks at Autism Speaks' efforts to lower the age of diagnosis, and focuses on Early Access to Care and other resources available for professionals and parents.
Christina Carty, director, programs & services for Autism Speaks Northeast told MD News, “Pediatricians and care providers serve as the first gateway to a diagnosis, and an early diagnosis and access to evidence-based intervention is critical for a positive outcome later in life.”