WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2014) -- As unemployment and poverty decline across the nation, both indicators for Americans with disabilities are now double the national average and poverty is on the rise, a Senate committee reported today. The release of the U.S. Census Bureau statistics prompted renewed calls on Congress to pass the ABLE Act to dramatically increase the private resources available for adults with disabilities to pay for their housing, medical, transportation and other needs.
(September 16, 2014) - Autism Speaks is proud to partner with American Graduate Day 2014. American Graduate Day is taking place on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 11 am- 6:00 pm EDT on local media.
(September 16, 2014) - Police in Stamford, Connecticut have arrested the man suspected of stealing money from a man with autism. Steven St. Jacques, 27, admitted to the crime and is being held on $50,000 bond.
(September 18, 2014) -- Autism Speaks was proud to take part in Deron Williams' Celebrity Dodge Barage for the Point of Hope Foundation. Watch the video below for a recap of the event.
Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro interviewed Tiffany Johnson to discuss her work as a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Business. As a member of the Management & Organization department, she has been using survey and interview data to better understand the workplace experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Kerry Magro: Hey Tiffany! Can you tell our audience a little bit about your background in the field of autism?
Alex and Jamie Schneider are 24-year-old identical twins who are severely affected by autism. Yet, their accomplishments as runners has brought them international attention.