ROCKVILLE, MD (July 8, 2014) -- Federal officials today presented the first state-by-state autism guide on insurance and Medicaid coverage, service delivery, transition services and more. The guide represents a 2012 snapshot of autism in each state, but does not evaluate or compare the quality of services between states or identify best practices.
(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.
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.
As addendums to the Autism Speaks Employment Tool Kit, we have created three new tools to help adults with autism as they search for competitive employment in today's job market. The rate of unemployment and underemployment among young adults and adults with autism is far too high and Autism Speaks is committed to doing all we can to help change that.
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.