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Tech Startup in NYC Employs Adults with Autism

(July 23, 2014) - Business Insider recently profiled 35-year-old Mark Leslie. Mark is a computer programer in New York City who has an Asp... More...

Combating NIMBYism: Not in My Back Yard

What does “Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY)” mean?

NIMBYism is a term that is used to describe opposition from neighbors to the development or acquisition of a group home occupied by individuals with special needs. ... More...

Thank You Mr. Mayor!

Mayor Noam Bramson published a post on his website titled, "Child, Home, Neighborhood, Community & Conscience" where he adresses his c... More...

Three New Employment Tools for the Autism Community

As addendums to the Autism Speaks Employment Tool Kit, we have created three new tools to help adults with autism as ... More...

Housing Complex for Adults with Autism Opens in Phoenix

A newly-refurbished apartment building in Phoneix, Ariz., will give adults with autism a chance to live more independent lives. The year-long project was undertaken by the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, First Place AZ and the Found... More...

Spectrum Designs Provides Gainful Employment to People with Autism

Spectrum Designs is a Long Island company committed to enhancing the quality of life of people with autism, who often face barriers to employment. The company was started in 2010 by Stella Spanakos, wh... More...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Discusses Autism and Employment in Everyday Health

(June 17, 2014) - In his column Health Matters with Sanjay Gupta today, Dr. Gupta discussed autism and employment and highlighted the stories of two adults with Asperger Syndrome and their struggles to find... More...

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