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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month 

9th Planet
9th Planet videos model social skills for teens and young adults by featuring a fictional person from another planet who is learning the skills to interact with others, form relationships and look for a job.  The fictional person is played by a young film student on the autism spectrum, who also edits the videos and helps write the scripts.
www.9thplanet.org

The mission of the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee is to empower families and individuals impacted by autism to make informed decisions that maximize the quality of life and development potential of affected individuals throughout the lifespan.

Family Services Committee Members

Dan Aronson
Parent

Liz Bell
Parent

Sallie Bernard
Parent, Executive Director, SafeMinds
Autism Speaks Board Member

Autism Speaks Adult Services Resources
Adults living with autism often have difficulty finding information about programs and supports that would allow them to live as independently as possible. Autism Speaks Housing and Adult Services initiative will focus on resources that impact all facets of adult life including employment, housing, and post-secondary education. 
www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/adults