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Parents Face Challenges Getting Services for Children with Autism

Date: May 21, 2014 -

A story for Fox NY looks at the challenges faced by parents trying to keep their kids with autism safe in New York City schools. Lynn Decker, the mother of two children with autism, describes her fights... More...

Inaugural Parent to Parent Town Hall Meeting Held in Chicago

On May 6, 2014, families, professionals, and educators gathered together at the inaugural “Parent to Parent Town Hall Meeting” sponsored by Autism Speaks and held at Wood Oaks Jr. High School in Northbrook, Illinois.

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Autism and the College Experience

(May 12, 2014) - Today the Interactive Autism Network posted part three in a series examining the research and reality of the transition to adulthood that focused on... More...

Connecticut Department of Developmental Services Makes Announcement on Housing for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

(May 9, 2014) - Connecticut state legislature recently added $4 million in funding for placements of state residents with intellectual disabilitiesin new apartments and group homes. Individuals could start moving in as early ... More...

Autism Speaks Announces Recipients of Swimming Scholarships and Baker Summer Camp Grants

NEW YORK, NY (MAY 6, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the recipients of its inaugural Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund, as well as its fifth annual Baker Summe... More...

Baker Summer Camp Grants 2014

May 2014 - Autism Speaks has awarded $200,000 in scholarship funds ... More...

Going Solo: It's Okay to Take Chances

This is a post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an Autism Spe... More...

Grandma Says Emergency Responders Responsible for Saving Grandson's Life

(May 1, 2014) - Last Saturday in Manistee, Michigan, Janet Krause got a call that is every parent or grandparent's worst nightmare: her grandson Owen had run off from the company of his caregiver and fallen into a nearby ... More...

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