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"Be Safe" Campaign in LA Teaches People with Autism about Safety

July 01, 2014

(July 1, 2014) - An article in today's LA Times features Emily Iland, the mother of a 30-year-old son with autism and an advocate for all in the autism community. As part of a program with the Autism Society of Los Angeles, Iland works tirelessly to make sure individuals with autism like her son don't become law enforcement statistics.

Autism Speaks Releases Assessment Tool for Transition-Aged Youth

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.
 

Autism and Driving: Study Opens Research into Unmet Needs of Adults

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.