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Adults with Autism

Housing and Residential Support at the Autism Investment Conference

Autism Speaks showcases innovative models for supporting adults with autism through housing and residential services
March 05, 2014

The second day of the 2014 Autism Speaks Autism Investment Conference opened with a focus on residential support for adults on the autism spectrum.

Focus on Employment Opportunities at the Autism Investment Conference

Autism Speaks showcases businesses successfully employing adults with autism; spreading the word about great workers, special talents
March 05, 2014

The second day of the 2014 Autism Speaks Autism Investment Conference closed with a focus on the need for more employment opportunities for teens and adults with autism.

Employment Can Help Adults with Autism Overcome Disabilities

Autism Speaks-funded study finds that jobs that encourage independence reduce autism symptoms and improve life skills
January 13, 2014

A study funded in part by Autism Speaks suggests that job activities that encourage independence reduce disabling autism symptoms and increase daily living skills. The report appears in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Long Term Planning & Special Needs Trusts: Frequently Asked Questions

Long term planning and special needs trusts can be complicated topics. Below are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions written by Stan Pearson, a Financial Services Professional from New York Life (NYL). NYL has been a leader in both the insurance and investment industry for over 167 years.

Small Business Town Hall Series Wraps Up

November 26, 2013

This fall, Autism Speaks was proud to host a series of Small Business Town Hall meetings in nine cities across the country. These interactive public forums were part of “Advancing the Role and Impact of Small Businesses in Employing Adults with Autism,” an Autism Speaks initiative funded by a generous grant from the Ireland Family Foundation.