(October 5, 2014) -- Six locations across the country hosted Walks to raise awareness and much needed funds to suppoort the autism community.
NEW YORK (Oct 4, 2014) -- One year ago today, Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old boy with autism, ran out the door of his school in Long Island City. His disapearance sparked a city-wide search and national headlines about the serious problem of wandering in the autism community.
(October 3, 2014) - On September 27, 2014 Jonny and his service dog Xena the Warrior Dog were special guests at the American Humane Association's Hero Dog of the Year awards. Xena was a rescue dog who was found near-death and was not expected to survive but somehow she pulled through and is now an amazing companion for Jonny.
(October 2, 2014) -- PBS NewsHour shared an opinion piece by Renee Gordon and Dr. Barry Gordon, parents of 22-year-old Alex, who has autism. In the piece, titled Adults with Autism Deserve A System That Allows Them to Thrive, the Gordons share their experiences with Alex, as well as their thoughts on the current state of the services system for adults with autism. Dr. Gordon is a former member of the Autism Speaks Scientific Review Board.
(Sept. 30, 2014) – It has been said there is so much more for the workforce to learn about working with a colleague on the autism spectrum. These coworkers can contribute some of the brightest insights, but are sometimes misunderstood because of the common characteristics associated with autism. Today, Forbes highlights different tips for working with colleagues on the spectrum.