A recent post from the New York Times reported that personal care aides topped the list of occupations expected to grow the most between 2012 and 2022 (580,800 new positions). In the fourth spot was home health aides (424,200 jobs) and nursing assistants came in at number six (312,200 jobs).
(March 24, 2014) - Autism Speaks would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of Travis Stratton, 4. In a tragic accident on Friday, Travis wandered from his home and was found in a backyard swimming pool a few houses away just a couple hours later.
(March 21, 2014) - Today's NYMetroParents online featured an article by Autism Speaks Director of Adult Services Leslie Long and Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel Stuart Spielman on the future of alternative housing for adults with autism. The article is excerpted below:
U.S. regulations going into effect next week require for the first time that federal contractors ask their employees if they have a disability. The new regulations are part of the government's effort to reduce the high unemployment rate of people with disabilities in the United States. The goal is to make sure that these companies are employing a minimum of 7% workers with disabilities. Federal contractors include Boeing Co., Dell Inc., AT&T Inc.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina have published guidelines for helping high-schoolers with autism meet Common Core State Standards, with the promise of boosting prospects for college and employment.
At Autism Speaks, we want to show our passionate community of families, volunteers and donors how their dollars are invested in projects that deliver services and advance scientific understanding and treatment of autism and its associated medical conditions.
NEW YORK (March 14, 2014) -- The New York Times today urged Congress in an editorial to get moving on the ABLE Act, a proposal to create tax-exempt savings accounts for people with disabilities, noting that three-quarters of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate have signed on as cosponsors.